Southsea woman claimed ‘Drink-driving was a mix-up’

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DRINK-DRIVER Amy MacDonald has claimed she was over the limit because she accidentally drank a friend’s drink.

The 26-year-old had been on a night out in Portsmouth when she was stopped by the police as she drove home in her Citroen Saxo in St Michael’s Road, Southsea.

A breathalyser test revealed MacDonald had 52 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

MacDonald, of Heath Road, Locks Heath, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when she appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

But the case was adjourned for a hearing to decide whether she should be banned from the roads.

Tim Sparkes, defending, said: ‘It was a genuine mistake. She and her friend seem to have accidentally swapped drinks.

‘Because of the type of drink she did not realise.’

MacDonald was released on bail to return to court next month.

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