Ban for woman who ploughed car into post

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A motorist from Jacksdale who smashed her car into a lamppost and failed to provide a urine sample has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Sarah Louise Roberts, 37, of Westdale Road, had been driving in Pinxton, when she lost control of her car and collided with a lamppost.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop told Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court: “Miss Roberts was in the driver’s seat and was agitated with slurred speech. Police were concerned enough about her demeanour to carry out an impairment test. She was unable to stand on one leg and was swaying excessively.”

Magistrates heard Roberts was taken to a police station after the crash in May and a request was made for an analysis for drugs but Roberts did not provide samples.

Roberts told police she was looking for a lighter when an animal appeared in front of her car and caused the 

The defendant was found guilty of three motoring offences. She was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance, and failing to provide a specimen. She was also made the subject of a 12-month community order.

Denny Lau, defending, said Roberts, has turned her life around and completed a course to work in the 
security industry. She was sentenced on Friday, August 15.