A GRIEF-stricken daughter drove drunk on the anniversary of her father’s death, a court heard.
Kirndeep Dhillon, of Norwood Park in Birkby, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
She admitted drink-driving near her home on November 7.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said that the 30-year-old came to the attention of police as she drove on the M62.
The officers followed her Mini Cooper convertible to her home and spoke with her.
They noticed alcohol on her breath and asked her to take a breath test.
This showed that Dhillon had 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35mg.
Magistrates were told that Dhillon had no previous convictions.
Carl Kingsley, mitigating, said her father had died last November.
He said that it was the anniversary of his death and Dhillon had been extremely close to him.
The solicitor told magistrates that she had drunk a glass of wine and some of her friend’s drink before getting behind the wheel.
Mr Kingsley said:“As she was driving back she became upset when a track on the stereo came on that was very dear to her father and her.
“Just before she was pulled over she was crying while she was driving. She’s lost her good character because of this.”
Magistrates banned Dhillon from driving for 12 months.
They also ordered her to pay a £750 fine, £75 victim surcharge and £85 costs.