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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: DRUNK WOMAN WHO WIPED OUT LAMPPOST GIVEN 12-MONTH DRIVING BAN

09dedeb9-5190-4951-92d2-0e5c411bdba6A Ventnor woman who crashed into a lamppost in Lake, ripping it clean out of the ground, has been banned from the roads for 12 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

34-year-old Sitania Hanuska Rose Timms, of Albert Street, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today (Friday) charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit.

The court heard from the prosecution that the collision occurred on The Fairway in Lake just before 16:00 on Sunday 14th November, as previously reported by Island Echo. Timms’ Peugeot 307 mounted the kerb and collided head-on into a lamppost, which was subsequently knocked to the ground exposing live wires.

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Firefighters from Shanklin, who had been called to the scene in the interests of safety, suspected the driver had been drinking due to her slurred speech. The Police were called and when officers eventually arrived on scene over an hour later, Timms blew 51 on the roadside breathalyser.

The single parent of 2 was arrested and taken to Newport Police Station where she gave a reading of 52 on the evidential breathalyser.

It was said in court that Sitania Timms had consumed 2 pints and a liqueur over a period of 3-4 hours when out for lunch with a group of friends. Then, unexpectedly, another friend phoned and requested a lift from the Fastcat in Ryde, which led to Timms making the ‘foolish’ decision to drive from Ventnor to Ryde. She did so feeling ok to drive, Oscar Vincent said in her defence.

Magistrates handed the 34-year-old a 12-month driving disqualification and ordered her to pay a £120 fine, as well as £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.

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Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Well done Firemen and Ambulance people for waiting an hour with her for the Police to arrive to deal with this matter.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Robert
1 month ago

Luckily she didn’t sober up in that time what did the police do walk there?

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
1 month ago

Yet another drink driver, thank goodness it was a lamp post and NOT a person.

david merrill
david merrill
1 month ago

i used to live on the island and it seems more drunk drivers cause the crashes but happens everywhere

dot
dot
1 month ago

And who paid for the lamp post to be put back

Nelson
Nelson
Reply to  dot
1 month ago

You, me, and the rest of us sensible taxpayers, of course!

SlipperyJim
SlipperyJim
Reply to  dot
1 month ago

The council bills the driver. Or they certainly did in the past.

Disillusioned
Disillusioned
1 month ago

Another one caught, good. Just a shame it was another fairly lenient punishment. 12 months is nothing really. Drink driving should result in a ban of at least ten years in my opinion, it may then act as more of a deterrent. I don’t understand why, here in 2021, so many people still think it’s acceptable to have a few drinks, then get behind the wheel. I’m just glad she hit a lamppost, not an innocent bystander.

Miss Angry
Miss Angry
1 month ago

2 pints and slurred speech, either can’t handle booze or had a few more than that in the 3-4hours

Stupidity rules
Stupidity rules
1 month ago

Really, ONLY 12 MONTH ban… should make it MINIMUM 10 YEAR ban for drink driving.. then have to do a complete new test and have to pay for it. Maybe then she would not drink and drive…., saving yet another lamp p[ost !!

fred
fred
1 month ago

What a chav. Well at least her neighbours know who it was and can report her if they see her driving again. Which I bet she will, chavs always do.

Terry the Townie
Terry the Townie
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

I see no fashionable sportswear and 34 is way past the age bracket for a Chav.
What dressing do you use on your word salad?

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Certainly will. That car went untaxed and no mot for ages. Surprised it was ok when this happened

Sally Berry
Sally Berry
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Chav??? Do you know this woman? Or are you just making judgements on someone you know absolutely nothing about?

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Hey IE, why have you deleated my comment about Dr. Unk. ?

Old Fred
Old Fred
1 month ago

Sitania what a very feeble excuse, you had to pick a friend up who arrived by Fast Cat in Ryde, nothing wrong with a nice social drink there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but please don’t drive! You should have told your friend l am sorry, l have been drinking, can you please get a taxi. 

Lucky this was just a lamppost this time, Sitania just imagine if this was somebody else and they hit your 2 children rather than a lampost. Thank God nobody was hurt, and hopefully you learn something from your mistake, and sadly we all make mistakes we regret doing in our life, hopefully you others will learn from this one. 

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
1 month ago

I think that she should get back to the launderette in Albert square, before she is missed. Or the fairway caravan park if she is on her holiday’s.

 

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