Popular performer banned from the roads
A singer from Ramsey has admitted drink-driving after a gig in the Island’s capital.
Little Miss Dynamite appeared before magistrates in Douglas this week under her real name, Linda Joyce Meier.
The 67-year-old of Balleigh Court in Ramsey pleaded guilty to drink-driving on 8 December last year.
The court heard police on patrol on Peel Road in Douglas saw her Mazda heading towards Quarterbridge at 11.40pm that night.
They followed her, and saw her swerving from side to side as well as speeding up and slowing down at random before making no effort to negotiate the roundabout at Quarterbridge, instead driving straight over it.
She was stopped opposite Braddan Primary School, and was unsteady on her feet and unable to follow instructions when she got out of her vehicle.
After failing a roadside test, she was taken to police headquarters where a blood test gave a reading of 143 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood – the legal limit is 80.
Her advocate said Meier had performed at the British Hotel in Douglas, where she’d had two vodkas before a fan gave her a glass of champagne she drank quickly.
Meier was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £125 costs.
Magistrates also ordered her to go on a drink-drive rehabilitation course and banned her from the roads for two years, after which she’ll have to pass an extended test to get her licence back.