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Driver who was three times over limit had a 'bad day at work'

55-year-old's driving described in court as 'erratic'

A former Island resident who was caught drink driving after ‘a bad day at work’ will be sentenced next month.

Lisa Jane Wright, now of Lancaster Street in Bedfordshire, appeared at Douglas Courthouse where she pleaded guilty to the offence.

The 55-year-old was reported to police by a fellow motorist on 11 September last year.

They’d followed her Nissan Note through Union Mills and described it as having a ‘steady sway’.

The prosecutor described Wright’s driving as ‘erratic’ detailing how she’d been seen veering towards the hedge, braking unnecessarily, failing to use her indicators and - at one point - the door was seen opening and closing.

Police visited her home in Greeba at 3.20pm, thirty minutes after being contacted, and conducted a roadside breath test; Wright failed and subsequent tests showed she was three times over the legal limit.

In interview Wright told police her car had been having problems and she’d drunk two glasses of wine when she arrived at home.

But the court was told calculations showed her account was ‘not credible’ with her advocate acknowledging that there had been an ‘attempt to mislead’.

A social enquiry report has been requested before Wright is sentenced on 21 May; she’s been bailed until that date.

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