Drink-driving mum caught speeding in South Shields

Generic picture of a breathalizer
Generic picture of a breathalizer

A mum received swift punishment after being caught over the drink-drive limit by cops who pulled her over for speeding.

Police stopped Carly Dorothy on the A183 in South Shields in the early hours of the morning – but when they spoke to her they noted she smelled of alcohol and arrested her after she failed a roadside test.

The 27-year-old recorded a reading of 44mcg of alcohol in breath - above the legal limit of 35mcg - and admitted driving with excess alcohol at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Justin Gibson, prosecuting, said: “She was seen driving at excessive speed in a Renault Clio by police at 12.30am on November 29 and the vehicle was stopped.”

Ian Cruickshank, defending, said; “She is a mum-of-two and made an error of judgement.” Dorothy, of Gorse Avenue, South Shields, was given a 12-month driving ban and fined £120.