Drink-driving navy officer fined £700

A DISTINGUISHED navy officer crashed her car while drink-driving in a fit of '˜rage,' a court heard.

Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 8:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 8:28 am

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court heard how Rachel Abbey had a row with her partner after going to a barbecue '“ but drove away and crashed in Belmont Grove, Bedhampton.

Saleem Chaudhry, defending, said: '˜She felt fine to drive, as she stopped drinking some hours prior. Unfortunately for her, in her 'rage', I think she explains it, she miss-controlled her vehicle and collided with a parked car in the same road she lives.'

Abbey, 34, is under consideration for promotion to lieutenant commander but that may be in jeopardy.

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Abbey, of Hartley Avenue, Plymouth, admitted drink-driving on July 28 at 8pm with 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.

District judge Anne Arnold fined Abbey £700 with a 16-month ban, £70 victim surcharge and £85 costs to pay.