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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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
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'