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Banned driver was three times over limit

A personal trainer was banned from driving for a year after she admitted driving while impaired.

Lori Rye, 37, from Hamilton Parish, was stopped by Police on October 25 on Middle Road in Paget after officers on mobile patrol saw her swerving in the road and nearly falling off her Vespa.

Speaking to Rye, the officers noticed that her eyes appeared glossy and red, and asked the defendant if she had been drinking. She responded: “I'm just a bit nervous when I'm on the road.”

Rye was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and agreed to give police a sample of her breath. The test revealed Rye had 256mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood — more than triple the legal limit of 80mg.

After admitting the offence in court, Rye said she would like to thank the officer for stopping her before anyone was hurt.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined Rye $1,500 and disqualified her from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

Expensive settlement: The Dame Lois Browne Evans Building on Court Street (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published October 30, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 30, 2013 at 9:34 am)

Banned driver was three times over limit

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