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21-year-old drink driver fined $1,000

A woman who crashed her car on a night out was banned from the road for 18 months after she admitted being more than double the legal alcohol limit.

Annabelle Garcia, 21, pleaded guilty during a virtual Magistrates’ Court session yesterday (MON) to drink driving.

The court heard that a security guard saw Garcia on Front Street in the early hours of October 3 last year and suspected her of being impaired.

He warned her not to ride home because she could get hurt, but she still got on her motorcycle and left.

Garcia lost control of her bike and collided with an embankment at the junction of Cork Screw Hill and Middle Road, in Devonshire.

Police officers attended the scene and found her unconscious, but she later regained consciousness and was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Garcia admitted to officers that she had been drinking and they demanded a sample of blood for analysis, to which she complied.

A test showed that she had 165 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

Garcia, from Devonshire, told the court that the security guard initially invited her to his house and that she got on her motorcycle because she felt uncomfortable.

She added: “After I left I woke up in the hospital.”

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo also fined Garcia $1,000 and ordered her to pay by May 28.

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