Saturday 18 November 2017

Motorcycle instructor banned for drink-driving

Dave Higgens in London

A MOTORCYCLE instructor who was found to be nearly four times the drink-drive limit after repeatedly falling off her bike during a lesson was banned from driving for three years yesterday.

Sandra Kenyon (46), who fell off three times as she gave a lesson in Bradford in Yorkshire, last month was also ordered to do 200 hours' unpaid work.

Kenyon had 131 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - almost four times the limit of 35mg, Bingley Magistrates' Court heard.

Police later found two brandy bottles - one empty and one three-quarters full - in her jacket.

Kenyon, of Hipperholme, Halifax, admitted riding a motorcycle while over the legal limit at a previous hearing. Mother-of-two Kenyon was arrested during a lesson she was giving to a pupil on March 3.

Nadine Clough, prosecuting, said the instructor dropped her bike on the ground shortly after setting off and was "on the floor again" soon after.

She set off yet again but the pupil could not see her following him and realised she had fallen off again.

Miss Clough said: "She told police officers she had drunk the brandy from the empty bottle they found the previous day.''

Irish Independent

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