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Mother, 53, refused to give breath test because she was already in trouble for hurling bottle at eight-year-old and grappling with Virgin Atlantic staff on London-Florida fight Louise Dixon, 53, was traced to her home after she was seen driving 'erratically'  She was found to be over the drink-drive limit when officers breathalysed her But they could not get second test and she admitted failing to provide specimen Dixon had previous suspended sentence over incident on a Virgin flight in 2019 

By James Robinson for MailOnline

Published: 14:37 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 14:37 GMT, 6 January 2021

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Louise Dixon, 53, was traced back to her south Wales home by police earlier this year after she was seen driving 'erratically' by officers

Louise Dixon, 53, was traced back to her south Wales home by police earlier this year after she was seen driving 'erratically' by officers

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A mother refused to give a breath test to police because she was already in trouble for hurling a bottle at an eight-year-old and grappling with cabin crew on a transatlantic flight.

Louise Dixon, 53, was traced back to her south Wales home by police in November after she was seen driving 'erratically' by officers.

When they arrived they found her slurring her words and an empty bottle of wine on her kitchen table.

Dixon, who was given a suspended sentence over a drunken incident on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Florida in 2019, blew over the limit on her first test.

However officers were unable to take a second. Dixon, of Ogmore-by-Sea, near Bridgend, admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

But she was spared a prison term again this week, after a judge heard she was working to address her alcohol addiction.

At Newport Crown Court, Recorder Paul Lewis QC, told her: 'Your offences arose from outrageous behaviour on your part on a transatlantic flight from Miami to Heathrow.

'You were drunk, you were disruptive, you threw a bottle of water which struck a young boy, you grappled with one

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