A41 drink driver with no insurance banned for 18 months

A woman who was caught drink-driving without insurance told a court: "I had insurance but it ran out."

Kelly Whittaker, 25, has been banned from the road for 18 months after she was caught on December 30 on the A41 near Albrighton.

The mother-of-three was pulled over in a Peugeot 307, and when breathalysed was found to have 49mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - which is above the legal limit of 35mg.

Whittaker, of Thompson Avenue, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance and driving without a licence at Telford Magistrates Court.

When asked why she drove without a policy, she said: "I had insurance but it ran out."

As well as banning her, magistrates also fined her £120 and ordered her to pay a £34 surcharge and £135 prosecution costs.

She was also offered a course to reduce her ban.

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