Hairdresser banned for drink driving

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A Saturday night out ended badly for a Beverley hairdresser when she was caught drink-driving.

Beverley Magistrates heard Hollie Lindop, 25, had gone drinking with her boyfriend after finishing work at the Unique Hair Salon on Walkergate. But at 3am the next morning, on Sunday July 20, she was caught behind the wheel of her car on Lairgate while almost three times the legal drink-drive limit. Defending Matthew Coggin said her intention had been to get a taxi back home to Hull but she’d had an argument with her boyfriend and found herself alone without any money.

“She took refuge in her car and tried to call him but there was no answer, so she set off driving around to try and find him.” The court heard Lindop, of The Croft, Hull, takes part in regular fundraising events, for cancer charities. Her breathalyser reading was 103mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mg. Lindop was banned from driving for 23 months and fined £400. She was told to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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