Chichester Drink-drive mum is banned from roads

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A MUM has been banned from driving for three years after drunkenly crashing her car on the A27 while with her two children.

Michelle Baker was nearly four times the drink-drive limit when the accident happened on April 20.

Chichester Magistrates’ Court heard Baker rolled her red Renault Clio into a ditch near Southbourne on the A27 just after 6pm.

All three were out of the car when the emergency services arrived.

The charity shop worker gave an alcohol reading of 135 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of breath.

The legal limit to be allowed to drive is 35 microgrammes of alcohol.

Baker, of Churchwood Drive, Tangmere, near Chichester, was banned for 32 months in 2005 for an excess alcohol matter.

She was given a six-week jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

She was ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified for three years.

She was also told to pay costs of £85.