Trial date for drink accused

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A WOMAN accused of being drunk behind the wheel of a car will stand trial.

Lauren Flood was at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing a charge of being drunk in charge of a vehicle.

The 20-year-old was arrested on February 7 in the Central Library car park in South Shields town centre.

She allegedly had 79mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit being 35mg.

Flood, of The Birches, Middlesbrough, pleaded not guilty and a trial was set for April 12.

She was granted unconditional bail until then.