Northampton driver with child passenger blows FOUR TIMES over drink-driving limit

Magistrates hand down suspended sentence and 44-month ban
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Magistrates spared a Northampton woman from prison after she was caught carrying a child in a car while more than FOUR TIMES over the drink-drive limit.

According to court documents, tests revealed Irena Galinska had 141 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath when she was behind the wheel of a Nissan Qashqai in Scarletwell Street on November 3, 2023. The legal limit is 35mg per 100ml of breath.

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Magistrates sentenced Galinska, aged 26, to 17 weeks in prison because of the “very high reading with child present in the car” — but chose to suspend the jail term for 18 months, meaning the sentence would only be activitated if she commits a further offence.

Galinska, of Abington Street, Northampton, was disqualified from driving for 44 months and ordered to pay a total of £239 towards prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.