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Drink driver gets two-year ban

30-year-old pleads guilty to drink-driving

A Douglas woman's been banned from the roads for two years after motorists rang police to report her poor driving.

Thirty-year-old Anne Marie Laughlin of Keppel Road appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.

She pleaded guilty to one count of driving with excess alcohol in her system on 4 September.

Prosecution advocate Rachel Braidwood told the hearing police looked for her Renault Megane on the New Castletown Road just after 11pm.

Officers saw Laughlin near Ronaldsway airport and could smell alcohol on her when they stopped her.

A breath test at police headquarters found she was one and a half times the legal alcohol limit.

She told officers she'd been drinking earlier in the day and hadn't planned to drive but her boyfriend needed a lift from Castletown.

Laughlin was fined £1,350 as well as being ordered to pay £125 towards prosecution costs and being banned from getting behind the wheel for two years.

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