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Woman found asleep in car banned from roads for 18 months

Magistrates' Court (file photograph)

A 32-year-old woman was banned from the road after police found her asleep in her car.

Tonae Perinchief-Leader, from Sandys, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to comply with a request for breath samples.

Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that at about 4.20am on May 28 officers received a report of a car travelling in an erratic manner on Middle Road in Warwick.

Officers later found the car stationary on Spring Hill Road with the engine running and lights on and noticed that Perinchief-Leader was asleep in the driver’s seat.

The officers woke her up and asked her to step out of the vehicle, at which point they noticed that she was unsteady on her feet.

She also confirmed to the officers that she had had “a couple” of drinks that evening.

Perinchief-Leader was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where she agreed to provide samples of her breath. However, she failed to provide adequate samples for testing.

After she pleaded guilty, she apologised to the court, saying that she had been “a bit overtired”.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson fined Perinchief-Leader $1,500 and banned her from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

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