August 15, 2011


A 51 year old woman from Gateshead has escaped jail after being convicted again for drink driving offences.

Ms Rae was given a four year driving ban in May this year and a 12 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months. Police then caught her getting into her car at the end of July.

Courts took pity on the mum of three after she admitted she had turned to alcohol after suffering domestic violence. She claimed the only reason she used her car was because she is a baptism minister and was running late for a ceremony.

The courts have given her a further 12 week jail term suspended for 18 months, she was also given 40 hours of unpaid work.

It has been made very clear to Ms Rae that she will be jailed if she is caught again and that this suspended sentence gives her the chance to seek help.

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