A DRINK DRIVER who crashed into a lamppost on his way back from a night before fleeing has been disqualified.
Roxanne Benn has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that crashed at around 1.15am on 16 July on South Farm Road, Worthing.
The 24-year-old had been out with her friends at a nightclub in town before deciding to head home.
She crashed her black BMW through a lamppost and fence at a business premises before leaving the scene.
Roads Policing Unit (RPU) officers traced her to her home address.
She denied being the driver but was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and taken outside, where she insulted the officers present.
Later, in custody, Benn tested for 65 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 µg of alcohol per 100 ml of breathing air.
She admitted she was the driver and was charged with drunk driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failure to report a traffic accident.
Benn revealed that she had two shots of Jägermeister and three vodka sodas on her evening.
She said she “paniced” when she crashed the vehicle.
On August 2, she admitted the charges in Worthing Magistrates’ Court and was banned from driving for 18 months.
The court ordered Benn, of Lincett Avenue, Tarring, to do 80 hours unpaid work and pay £85 court costs and £114 victim’s surcharge.
Sussex Police are sharing details of drunk driving and drug driving convictions to coincide with the annual police crackdown over the summer.
Police say drink and drug driving are one of the “fatal five” factors causing people to be killed and seriously injured on our roads.
RPU Officer PC Ana Wellfare said: “Benn was clearly unable to drive her vehicle and was putting her own safety, as well as the safety of her passengers and other road users, at great risk.
“She’s lucky no one was seriously injured.
“Alcohol seriously impairs a person’s ability to drive safely and there is no excuse for drink driving.
“This case demonstrates our determination to catch criminals.
“We are pleased that another drunk driver has been taken off our roads to prevent her from putting herself and others at risk.”
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