Wigan woman spared jail after blaming COVID for alcoholic driving incident

Wigan woman spared jail after blaming COVID for alcoholic driving incident
Wigan woman spared jail after blaming COVID for alcoholic driving incident
Drunk driver, 48, who was almost five times the alcohol limit is spared jail after she blamed Covid pandemic for turning her to drink Receptionist Susan Fagan, 48, was stopped by police after witness saw her crash She was speeding on the wrong side of the road in a Mazda before clipping kerb Police said that Fagan, from Wigan, looked 'confused and dazed' by side of road Tests showed that she had 166 micrograms of booze per 100 millilitres of breath This is almost five times the legal limit of 35 micrograms but she was spared jail

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A drunk driver who was almost five times the alcohol limit has been spared jail after she blamed Covid for turning her to booze.

Receptionist Susan Fagan, 48, was stopped by police earlier this month after a witness saw her speeding on the wrong side of the road before clipping the kerb.

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Officers said Fagan, from Wigan, looked 'confused and dazed' in her Mazda and tests showed she had 166 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breathe in a person's system when driving.

Drunk driver Susan Fagan, 48, was spared jail after blaming COVID for her heavy drinking

Drunk driver Susan Fagan, 48, was spared jail after blaming COVID for her heavy drinking

She was arrested on July 7 when policed discovered she consumed five times the legal limit of alcohol after they pulled her over for speeding on the wrong side of the road

She was arrested on July 7 when policed discovered she consumed five times the legal limit of alcohol after they pulled her over for speeding on the wrong side of the road 

Fagan admitted drink driving but was given a 12-month community order after she claimed she had been drinking heavily to cope with being laid off due to Covid.

The arrest on July 7 came after a witness called police when she saw Fagan's silver Mazda 2 being 'driven dangerously'

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