Driver in dressing gown was over limit

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A mother-of-two found by police behind the wheel of her car clothed in a pink dressing gown was more than three times over the limit.

Samantha Owers started to cry when an officer approached and said: “I have been an idiot.”

I have been an idiot

Owers, 24, of Ullswater Road, Thornton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was sentenced to a 12 months community order, banned from the road for two years and fined £50 by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said a police patrol saw a Rover parked in the middle of Norcross Lane, Cleveleys, with its hazard lights flashing on May 28 at 1am.

As the officer approached she could see Owers was wearing a pink dressing gown. A breath test showed 108 micrograms of alcohol in her body – 35 is the limit.