Drink driver ‘glad’ to be caught out

AN AMBERGATE woman who ploughed into a wall after drinking three times the limit told police she was “glad” it happened.

A Ford Ka driven by medical secretary Ann Malcolm, 58, hit a stone wall and telegraph pole in Crich Lane, Nether Heage, on January 13.

“She said it was a deliberate act because she was unable to cope with her domestic life. She had been responsible for caring for both her elderly parents until their deaths and she was now being pressured to care for her elderly in-laws, who needed a lot of support,” prosecutor Helen Griffiths told Chesterfield magistrates.

The court heard that Malcolm, of Ridgeway Farmhouse, Ridgeway Farm Court, Ambergate, gave a reading of 105mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. She admitted drink-driving and was fined £415, with £85 costs, by District Judge Andrew Davison, who imposed a two-year driving ban.