Drink drive victim caught over limit on Elm Road in Shoebury

Drink drive victim caught over limit

Drink drive victim caught over limit

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A YOUNG woman who fractured her spine after falling victim to a drink-driver has been sentenced for driving over the limit herself.

Candice Wood, 22, admitted drink-driving, driving without insurance and possession of cannabis when she appeared before Southend Magistrates’ Court.

She was arrested in Elm Road, Shoebury, at 6.40pm on March 20, after reports of a car being driven erratically.

Members of the public later reported a large police presence in the area and officers eventually found Wood and the stationary car.

Prosecutor Lesley Chipps told the court: “The vehicle had a flat tyre, which is why she stopped.

She told officers she had been drinking and the car was not insured.

“There was a small amount of cannabis found in the car and she had 74mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. She told officers she shares the car with her mother and had gone to see a friend who had a young baby.

“She had drunk some wine and said the cannabis was for her personal use.”

Her solicitor, Roger Neild, said she fully accepted choosing to drive was an error of judgement and the cannabis was for medicinal use after fracturing her spine in an accident.

He said: “She is a very petite young lady and the small amount of alcohol she had took her over the drive drive limit.

“In April last year she was herself the victim of a drink driving offence, hospitalising her for four days, and she continues to have physiotherapy for spinal injuries.

“Her cannabis use is as a result of use the road traffic accident as she started to use the substance because it helps with pain relief.

“She is a very proud young lady and is keen to get back into the world of work, but has been advised by her GP not to.”

Wood, of Stortford Road, Dunmow, was disqualified from driving for 17 months, fined £220 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 costs.

An outstanding £575 fine for speeding was reduced by the bench to £55 on account of her financial situation.

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5:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

danger2013 says...

Anyone know where this girl lives? She sounds like a real catch.
Anyone know where this girl lives? She sounds like a real catch. danger2013
  • Score: 8

5:50pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Bluebs says...

Love this...the slapper can afford booze and drugs, but can't pay her previous fines...."Candice"..
.well she was on a loser straight from the start!!!
Love this...the slapper can afford booze and drugs, but can't pay her previous fines...."Candice".. .well she was on a loser straight from the start!!! Bluebs
  • Score: 17

6:13pm Thu 10 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Another Scum Bag Banned
Another Scum Bag Banned carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 11

6:19pm Thu 10 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Bluebs wrote:
Love this...the slapper can afford booze and drugs, but can't pay her previous fines...."Candi
ce"..
.well she was on a loser straight from the start!!!
would imagine she had a large insurance payout from her previous accident, thats if she had a good no win no fee solicitor on the case and it was all cut an dried or course.
[quote][p][bold]Bluebs[/bold] wrote: Love this...the slapper can afford booze and drugs, but can't pay her previous fines...."Candi ce".. .well she was on a loser straight from the start!!![/p][/quote]would imagine she had a large insurance payout from her previous accident, thats if she had a good no win no fee solicitor on the case and it was all cut an dried or course. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 9

9:45pm Thu 10 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

our lives are so hollow and empty we need to escape the mundanity of our own existence yeah. high five me senseless loser
our lives are so hollow and empty we need to escape the mundanity of our own existence yeah. high five me senseless loser profondo asbo
  • Score: 5

12:20am Fri 11 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

Got any painkillers?
Got any painkillers? Dr Martin
  • Score: 4

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