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Teen caught drink-driving at McDonalds

Drive thru staff raised concerns to police

A court’s heard a student from the north of the Island ignored the police annual road safety campaign, and was caught behind the wheel at twice the legal limit.

Eighteen-year-old Emily Caine, of Greenlands Avenue in Ramsey, appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.

She pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while over the limit at McDonalds in Douglas on Saturday, 21 December.

Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon told the court police were on patrol at around 4.30am when they saw Caine drive her VW Polo into the McDonalds Car Park.

Officers followed her and stopped her after drive thru staff raised concerns about her condition to drive.

The Ramsey Grammar School student told police she’d been drinking and failed a roadside breath test, before proving to be almost two-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit.

Mrs Hughes said it was incomprehensible anybody would drive while drunk, adding Christmas has the Island’s highest-profile campaign against the practice.

She fined Caine £1,200, as well as ordering her to pay £125 prosecution costs and imposing a three-year driving ban.

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