Woman to seek compensation for road accident?

A woman could choose to seek compensation after suffering whiplash in a road accident.

The female also broke her arm in the collision, which took place when the driver of the other car was more than three times over the drink-drive limit, Cambridge News reports.

Anna Sheriff was found to have a reading of 112 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath when she was breathalysed by police.

Lowry Marks, mitigating at Ms Sheriff's hearing, said: "Ms Sheriff is extremely sorry for what she did and knows that the reading was high but she didn't feel that she was drunk."

Presiding magistrate Derek Manning, however, noted the offence is extremely serious and there is no excuse for a drink-drive reading that is so high.

Individuals who take to their car after imbibing alcohol could face a 12-month driving ban, a fine of up to £5,000 and be handed a criminal record.

Posted by Helen Jones

13/06/2011 17:01