Mum who was drink-driving on school run told police: ‘I just like a drink when it’s sunny’

A mum who went to collect her children from school while drunk told police: ‘I just like a drink when it’s sunny’.

Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 2:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 2:22 pm

Katherine Fowler, a housekeeper from Nickles Close in Bexhill, was arrested in the town after failing a roadside breath test on Thursday July 4.

She was among 83 people arrested as part of Sussex Police and Surrey Police’s joint summer crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

The 36-year-old, who was picking her children up from school at the time, was charged with driving with 55mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.

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The legal limit is 35mpg.

Fowler was disqualified from driving for 36 months following a hearing at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on July 24.

She was also told to pay a £415 fine, £85 costs and £41 victim surcharge.

It is the second time that she has been convicted of drink-driving, having committed the same offence in June 2017.

The police campaign ran from June 24 to July 7.