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Mother, 49, was so drunk while on the school run that she nearly crashed into a police car while being pulled over

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A mother who was so drunk while on the school run that she nearly crashed into the police car that had pulled her over, has been banned from driving for 23 months.

Angela Jones, 49, was picking up her sick child from school when she caught the attention of police at the wheel of her Audi A3 on the M20 near Maidstone, Kent.

The estate agent was spotted swerving in between lanes, when police asked her to stop on a slip road off the motorway — and she almost hit their car.

The mother-of-two was more than three times over the limit, giving a reading of 115 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Jones was later charged with drink driving and admitted the offence when she appeared at Medway Magistrates Court on May 16, KentOnline reported.

Angela Jones (pictured) was picking up her sick child from school when she caught the attention of police at the wheel of her Audi A3 on the M20 near Maidstone, Kent

Angela Jones (pictured) was picking up her sick child from school when she caught the attention of police at the wheel of her Audi A3 on the M20 near Maidstone, Kent

James Nichols prosecuting said: ‘It was about midday and she was seen driving on the M20 and on the slip road between junctions five and six she was seen swerving in the lanes and almost hit the police car.

‘She was pulled over and gave a positive reading at the roadside and gave a reading of 115 back at the station.’

Andrew Main, defending, told the court that it had been Jones’ day off and that is why she had been drinking, but received a call from her son’s school that he was unwell with a migraine and needed picking up.

Mr Main said: ‘She initially refused but he has autism and got upset. She didn’t feel that bad (to drive), it was a poor decision,’ according to the newspaper. 

Mr Main went on to say that she is ’embarrassed’ and ‘ashamed’ by her actions and will be resigning from her job because ‘she can’t face the shame’.

Jones was later charged with drink driving and admitted the offence when she appeared at Medway Magistrates Court (pictured)

Jones was later charged with drink driving and admitted the offence when she appeared at Medway Magistrates Court (pictured)

Magistrates banned Jones from driving for 23 months on account of previous good character and that she had admitted her guilt on the first opportunity, showing remorse. 

If Jones undertakes a drink driving course, her ban will be reduced by five months.

Jones was also placed on a 12-month community order which will see her complete 60 hours of unpaid work.

She was ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £114.



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