CARE WORKER LOSES LICENCE AFTER BEING CAUGHT DRIVING WHILST 3X THE LIMIT

43-year-old Stacey Walford has been banned from driving for 2 years after being caught behind the wheel whilst more than 3 times the drink-drive limit.

On 28th April this year, Police Constable Lacey was driving through Apse Heath when a Mercedes C220, driven by Walford, caught her attention. Suspicion was raised as the Mercedes had pulled out in front of the Police car at Apse Heath Roundabout and then proceeded to drift across the white line.

PC Lacey pulled the vehicle over and a drunken Stacey Walford got out of the Mercedes, slurring her speech and smelling of alcohol. A roadside breath test was carried out, which Miss Walford failed.

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The Isle of Wight Magistrates Court heard this morning (Friday) that Walford, of Hunts Road in St Lawrence, blew 106 on the evidential breathalyser. The legal limit is 35.

Prosecutor Liz Miller highlighted to the court that this incident displayed an unacceptable standard of driving.

Defending, Henry Farley said his client was a careful driver having held a clean licence since she was 17-years-old. He told the court that Miss Walford was experiencing a bad time due to a family bereavement and that she would ‘reap quite a harvest’ from the court appearance, as she would lose her job as a ‘high-powered carer’ working with those with complex care needs.

Mr Farley said that his client would most likely now end up on benefits as a result of losing her licence and therefore her job.

In sentencing, Magistrates said:

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“What could have happened we don’t know.

“It’s a shame as you’ve had a clean licence for so long”.

Stacey Walford was handed down a 24-month disqualification from driving and ordered to complete 40 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. She was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge.

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plato
plato
1 month ago

Brilliant.Glad she got caught. Shame it wasn’t a lifetime ban with a decent spell in prison. Still, I doubt she will be able to afford the car insurance when she gets her licence back.

ron
ron
1 month ago

Put everybody at risk got what she deserved.

Marlene
Marlene
1 month ago

Clean licence because never been caught, until now !

Ian
Ian
1 month ago

End up on benefits because she hasn’t got a license??? So if you can’t drive you can’t get a job????? Might sell my car and go on benefits then

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Ian
1 month ago

Totally agree Ian. What parliament ought to do is pass a law that says if you lose your job due to taking drink or drugs then you are excluded from receiving state benefits. As you say, just because she can’t drive doesn’t mean she can’t work.

Terry G
Terry G
1 month ago

She got off lightly. One shudders at the thought of what could have happened to some innocent person had she lost control, and who gets behind the wheel after all that booze? She had to have known how far over the limit she was. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she’s been drink driving for some time. Terrible behaviour.

Dee
Dee
1 month ago

Joke. She should be in jail. Just like I would of…and I don’t drink i h8 it . Good I hope she suffers losses her job too who wants to be cared for by a drunkard. HAHAH have a good wkend luv… if u need a driver I’m for hire xx

Rog
Rog
1 month ago

It’s about time that Brief bought a new violin

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

I’ve worked with this person.Reported her for being drunk at work .Nothing done about it.But in the present politically correct climate how dare you accuse a woman of wrongdoing.

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