A PENSIONER who drove dangerously while more than twice the drink-drive limit has narrowly avoided jail.
Edna Broadley, 65, drove her Vauxhall Astra from her Halifax home and crashed in Manchester Road, Marsden, which was when police were called, Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court was told yesterday.
Prosecutor Paul Ramsey told the court the offence happened on September 3 at around 6.10pm.
He said on questioning Broadley had admitted drinking three glasses of wine with food before making the 40 minute journey on both residential roads and the motorway despite a flat tyre.
Broadley pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of alcohol. A reading of 82 micrograms in 100ml of breath was recorded – the limit is 35.
Defence solicitor Charles Ainley told the court it was only by the ‘grace of god’ that no one was injured.