Wigan woman was four times over drink-drive limit

A woman who was four times the drink-drive limit has been given a suspended prison sentence and a long road ban.
Wigan and Leigh courtWigan and Leigh court
Wigan and Leigh court

Louise Melling, 39, of Sandway, Wigan, appeared before Wigan magistrates to admit giving a reading of 141 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The hearing was told that she was stopped by police at the wheel of an Audi A1 on Lynton Avenue, Springfield, on December 5 and gave the shock reading.

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The bench imposed a custodial sentence of eight weeks but suspended it for 12 months. Melling must also complete 12 days of rehabilitation activities and is barred from the road.

She can get the disqualification reduced to 32 weeks if she completes a state-sanctioned course for drink-drivers.