Mum drives into ditch after drinking vodka
A LITHUANIAN woman who drove a car while over the drink drive limit and with no licence ended up with serious injuries after her vehicle went in to a ditch.
Vitalija Marcisauskiene, 28, of Langley Mew, Kirton pleaded guilty to driving above the legal drink drive limit and with no licence at Boston Magistrates' Court.
She also pleaded guilty to driving without appropriate insurance on the same occasion, March 23.
When the police arrived she was given a road side breath test which she failed, but due to the extent of her injuries she was taken to hospital.
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At the hospital she was given a blood test. She had 106 mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, said: "On March 23 at 9.40pm, Marcisauskiene was driving an Audi along the A16 in heavy snow when the vehicle left the road and went in to the nearside dyke. She suffered a collapsed spinal disk.
"She was driving on a provisional licence but was not displaying L plates or being supervised by a driver.
"Marcisauskiene said she had three shots of vodka between 8pm and 8.40pm as she had not expected to drive."
The court heard that Marcisauskiene's brother, who was a passenger in the car, had begged her to take him in the car.
Rachel Stevens, defending, said that Marcisauskiene was a single mother of three and had recently lost her job due to the extent of her injuries.
She said: "Marcisauskiene swerved in the road and was seriously injured and is still suffering the consequences today.
"She is trying to support her children and has lost her job."
Marcisauskiene was fined £150, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and disqualified from driving for a year.