Drink-driver sentenced after crashing into parked car

Picture: Sussex Police SUS-161210-114435001

Picture: Sussex Police SUS-161210-114435001

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A drink-driver has been sentenced after crashing into a parked car in Hove.

Emergency services arrived at the scene of the crash on Monday June 20 to discover a black Fiat 500 on its roof. They also discovered a half-consumed bottle of wine in the vehicle.

The incident occurred on the A259 Kingsway, in Hove, close to the junction with First Avenue, at about 6pm.

After being checked over for minor injuries by paramedics, the driver – Saan Scutt, of Greenfields, Wick – was required by police to complete a roadside breath test, which she failed.

Sussex Police said in a statement: “She was then taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where a blood sample was taken.

“Scutt was later charged with driving with 180mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system. The legal limit is 80mg per 100ml of blood.

“The 28-year-old telephonist pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday October 6, where she was disqualified from driving for 22 months. She was also fined £120, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

“Scutt had been travelling westbound.

“The parked vehicle involved in the collision – a silver Toyota Auris – was unattended and no other injuries were reported.”

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