Christmas Day drink driver banned from the roads after crashing into tree
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A drink driver who was seen stumbling out of her crashed car on the A52 on Christmas Day has been banned from driving.
Julie Marson lost control of her Ford Fiesta after being seen driving at speed along the A52 in Ednaston at 6.30am on 25 December 2020.
The 56-year-old was seen stumbling out of the car before paramedics and a police officer arrived at the scene.
Marson was breathalysed at the scene, where she was found to have 61 micrograms of alcohol in her breath – the legal limit being 35.
She was arrested on suspicion of drink driving but was then further arrested for failing to provide a sample of urine at hospital.
As well as getting behind the wheel drunk Marson was also found to be driving without insurance and a valid MOT for the Ford.
Marson, of Hall Lane, Ashbourne, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 26 May where she was banned from driving for 18 months was and fined £424.
PC Abaid Hussain, the officer who attended the scene of the collision said: “Anyone getting behind the wheel while drunk is playing a lottery with their own, and every other road user’s, life.
“When she lost control of her car it was sheer good fortune that nobody else was hurt – as it was it was a Christmas Day that only Marson will remember for all the wrong reasons.”