Woman drove along M27 while three times over limit

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A Hampshire woman has been given a suspended prison sentence after she was caught driving for 75 miles during an hour-and-a-half period while three times the drink-drive limit.

Sibahle Shange was given eight months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving on the night of September 29.

She was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to attend an impaired drivers programme, and was banned from driving for three years.

Shange drove her brown Mini along the A31 and the M27 and was seen to drive erratically and even collided with a coned-off area where road crews were working, according to police.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: “Shange was finally located at 1.15am, and when breathalysed, provided a sample reading of 114 - more than three times the legal drink-drive limit - and had been driving heavily intoxicated for at least 90 minutes and covered approximately 75 miles along the strategic road network.”

Sergeant Rob Heard said: “Sibahle Precious Shange’s actions not only seriously endangered her own life but that of others when she drove heavily intoxicated for at least 90 minutes and 75 miles. How no one was injured was a miracle.”

Shange, from Bartley, Hampshire, was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court.

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