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Woman arrested for drink-driving after picking car up from police compound
A woman charged with drink-driving was arrested again for the same offence minutes after picking up her car from the police compound.
Charlene Palmer, 33, unemployed, of Saltdean Vale, Saltdean, was more than twice over the legal alcohol limit both times she was arrested.
She was first pulled over in Sutton Park Road, Seaford, just before midday on Monday because the black BMW 316i she was driving had no insurance. She was arrested after a breathalyser test gave a reading of 84mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Her car was taken to a police recovery compound in Polegate. After she collected it at 2.17pm on Tuesday police were waiting in Golden Jubilee Way, Eastbourne, to breathalyse her again. She showed 71mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday she pleaded guilty to two counts of drink-driving and one count of driving without insurance.
She was disqualified from driving for 36 months, fined £330, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
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