Grays woman was already banned when found driving five times over the limit

A WOMAN has been jailed for 20 weeks and disqualified from driving following an incident in Grays.

Jolanta Stabinge, 36, of McLeod Close, was remanded to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 22 June, where she pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance. She has been jailed for 20 weeks, disqualified from driving for 63 months, and fined £115.

Stabinge was pulled over at around 11.30pm on Thursday 20 June in Lodge Lane. After suspecting Stabinge, who was driving the car, smelt of alcohol, she was breathalysed and was found to be five times over the limit.

She was taken into custody, and it was discovered that she was already serving a driving ban from a previous incident, and that the car she had been driving was uninsured.

Matt Hine, Road Crime Manager for Safer Essex Roads, said: “Stabinge got into her vehicle while under the influence, putting herself and other road users in danger.

“She has shown a complete disregard for the law and has now been jailed for another drink driving offence.

“There are simply no excuses for drink driving. I’d like to remind road users to #DriveSafeDriveSober this summer.”

We urge anyone with information about a drink and drug driving to call us on 101. Please call us on 999 in an emergency situation.

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