#InternationalNews: 85 Year Old Pensioner Becomes Britain's Oldest Woman Drink Driver


Pensioner Betty Teague is believed to be the oldest female drink driver in the country after she was banned from the roads for a year, Daily mail reports.
Teague, 85, of Shoreham, East Sussex, was pulled over by police officers who found her driving slowly along the A27 with no lights on April 3.

She failed a breath test which revealed she had 100 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood - above the legal limit of 80. Teague pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Brighton Magistrates Court. She was fined £73, ordered to pay victim surcharge of £20, court costs of £85, as well as being banned from driving for a year.

She told the MailOnline: 'I have been driving for years. 'Yes I've been banned for a year. It is a shame. I love driving. 'I've never had to go to court before.'
Superintendent Jane Derrick said the case proved that there was no such thing as a 'typical drink-driver'. 

She said: 'We are catching people of all ages, of both sexes and of a range of backgrounds and occupations who think it is okay to risk their lives and the lives of other road users by having a drink and then getting behind the wheel. 

'Teague could have easily caused an accident by the way she was driving but luckily we were able to stop her before that could happen and she is now banned from the roads for the next year.

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