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Ban and fine for two women who refused to have blood alcohol level measured

Magistrates' Court

Two women who refused to have their blood alcohol level measured were banned today from driving for 18 months.

Ashley Smith, 29, and Sierra Outerbridge, 35, pleaded guilty to the charges when they appeared in Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that Smith, from Sandys, hit a kerb while riding her bike on Kitchener Road in November last year and fell off.

She was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where police asked for samples of blood to check the alcohol content.

Smith declined their request several times, saying that she “did not want to get pricked again”.

The court also heard that on November 5 this year, police saw a crowd surrounding a car on Parliament Street.

Outerbridge, from Warwick, was in the vehicle, which had the engine running, and was unresponsive when officers first approached but woke up minutes later and refused to take a breathalyser test when asked.

In addition to being banned, both women were fined $1,200.

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