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An ex-policeman's daughter caught four times over the drink-drive limit with her 10-year-old niece in the car has moaned her three-year driving ban is too long - because she needs to drive for the school run.
Danielle Grimshaw, 29, from Chadderton, near Oldham, was disqualified from driving until 2021 and fined £200 last October after she was stopped behind the wheel of her Peugeot 207 while drunk on vodka lemonades.
Appeal - Judge - Minshull - Street - Crown
But an appeal judge at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester rejected the single mother's plea - and even accused magistrates of being too soft on her.
Grimshaw was pulled over while trying to parallel park near her sister's home after police received a tip-off.
Month - Ban - Magistrates - Tameside - Greater
She said the 36 month driving ban imposed by magistrates in Tameside, Greater Manchester, should be less because her daughter, 11, was to start secondary school in September and would now have to use public transport to get there.
Grimshaw added she was the 'main driver' and that the ban would 'impact' her, her daughter and her father who is in a care home.
Judge - Mark - Savill - 'This - Offence
Judge Mark Savill said: 'This was a very serious offence and in all circumstances the magistrates could have been more severe with their penalty against the appellant.
'In all circumstances we feel she was offered considerable leniency in her sentence and therefore we decline to alter the disqualification ban of 36 months. Therefore the appeal is dismissed.'
Grimshaw - Drink-driving - July - Year
Grimshaw was caught drink-driving on July 27 last year...
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