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MetiNews.Com - Elaine Brooksbank was four times the drink drive limit on both occasions
Breaking News ! A convicted fraudster has narrowly avoided prison again after being caught driving four times over the drink drive limit twice in the space of a month. Former carer Elaine Brooksbank, 48, was given a suspended sentence in 2018 after she applied for three care jobs declaring that she had no criminal convictions, despite previously being banned from her profession and sentenced after stealing the bank card of a 90-year-old man she looked after. Brooksbank, from St Just, was back in the dock at Truro Crown Court again having admitted two drink driving charges and being in breach of a suspended sentence. Prosecuting the case, Deni Matthews described how on June 30. 2019. at 2.30am the defendant was driving a vehicle in Penzance town centre. Brooksbank’s vehicle struck a member of the public before attempting to drive off before being apprehended by people leaving pubs and clubs. Brooksbank had been driving in an area restricted for buses and taxis.
. Then, on July 26, 2017, officers saw her swerving on the A30. When stopped Brooksbank was slurring her words and appeared glazed. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. On both occasions she was four times over the drink drive limit. Representing Brooksbank, Curt Lewis said that at the time of the offences she’d turned to drink after suffering from domestic violence and that her children had begun getting involved with drugs. She has since been house in a council premises and has remained out of trouble.
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Judge Robert Linford said: “Quite what lay behind your decision to drive on these two occasions is beyond me.” He sentenced Brooksbank to three months in prison, suspended for two years, and gave her a three-year driving ban.
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