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Chesterfield Magistrates Court

sp56888 Chesterfield Magistrates Court

A motorist from Jacksdale who smashed her car into a 
lamppost and failed to 
provide a urine sample has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Sarah Louise Roberts, 37, of Westdale Road, had been 
driving in Pinxton, when she lost control of her car and 
collided with a lamppost.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop told Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court: “Miss 
Roberts was in the driver’s seat and was agitated with slurred speech. Police were concerned enough about her 
demeanour to carry out an impairment test. She was unable to stand on one leg and was swaying excessively.”

Magistrates heard Roberts was 
taken to a police station 
after the crash in May and a 
request was made for an analysis for drugs but Roberts did not 
provide samples.

Roberts told police she was looking for a lighter when an animal appeared in front of her car and caused the 
collision.

The defendant was found guilty of three motoring 
offences. She was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, driving without 
insurance, and failing to 
provide a specimen. She was also made the subject of a 12-month community order.

Denny Lau, defending, said Roberts, has turned her life around and 
completed a course to work in the 
security industry.

She was sentenced on Friday, August 15.

 

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