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Woman banned after drink-driving on her birthday

An Onchan woman whose birthday was "memorable for all the wrong reasons" has been banned from the road. 

Judith Mary Davis, of The Park, was caught drink driving on Tuesday - the date of her 63rd birthday. 

At Douglas Courthouse yesterday Davis admitted the offence which happened just after 6.30pm on May 2nd. 

The court heard she'd driven to the SPAR store at Port Jack to buy cigarettes and bread - whilst there she told the shop assistant "It's my birthday and I'm drunk". 

After noting she'd forgotten her cigarettes the assistant followed her outside to return them where he saw her sitting in her vehicle - she then got out and walked away. 

However when the assistant checked again a short time later Davis' car had vanished - they called police who went to her home where they found her in bed. 

She was arrested and taken to Police Headquarters where she was breathalysed - readings showed she was one and a half times over the legal limit. 

Davis' advocate told the court she'd made a "calamitous decision to drive home" saying she hadn't drunk since 2014 but on that day had consumed wine. 

Sentencing her Magistrates fined her £500 and ordered her to pay prosecution costs of £125 describing the offence as a "serious lapse of judgement". 

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