A drink driver has been banned from the roads after she ploughed into railings at a petrol station.

Kate Goodwill was carrying two passengers and was more than three times over the limit when the crash happened on Shields Road, in Byker.

When officers attended the scene they found that the 24-year-old smelled of alcohol, was slurring her words and had glazed eyes, a court was told.

She was taken to a police station where she failed a breath test, giving a reading of 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35.

Now, Goodwill, of Eaglescliffe Drive, in High Heaton, Newcastle, has been banned from the roads for 26 months after she pleaded guilty to one count of driving with excess alcohol at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Oriana Frame, said officers were called to reports of an accident on Shields Road on August 20 this year.

“A Fiat 500 had crashed into railings at a fuel station and there were three females with the vehicle,” Ms Frame continued.

“It was described that the driver had lost control and crashed into railings.

“Officers attended and found three females. Two identified themselves as passengers and said the defendant was driving.

“Indeed, the vehicle was registered to the defendant. She smelled of alcohol, was slurring her words and her eyes were glazed.”

The court heard that paramedics checked over Goodwill before she was taken to the police station.

Extracted in full from: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/drink-driver-lost-control-ploughed-19175476