Stockport Magistrates Court sentences drink-driving pensioner, 67,


Pensioner, 67, who was twice over the drink-drive limit kept boozing from behind the wheel AFTER police stopped her, supping white wine disguised in a WATER bottle

  • Elizabeth Mary Davies, 67, from Audenshaw, Tameside, drank white wine out of a water bottle after police pulled her over for drink driving
  • She was spotted in a car park in Glossop, Manchester on July 22 looking unsteady on her feet
  • Davies told chair of the bench Martin Drake at Stockport Magistrates Court that she was ‘ashamed’
  • She was sentenced to a three-year driving ban, a 12-month community order and 70 hours unpaid work 










A pensioner supped white wine out of a water bottle behind the wheel – after police pulled her over for drink driving.

Elizabeth Mary Davies, 67, from Audenshaw, Tameside, was found to be more than twice over the drink-drive limit. 

She was spotted in a car park in Glossop town centre in Manchester on July 22  appearing unsteady on her feet.  

Pensioner Elizabeth Mary Davies, 67,  (pictured) from Audenshaw, Tameside, was more than twice the drink drive limit

Pensioner Elizabeth Mary Davies, 67,  (pictured) from Audenshaw, Tameside, was more than twice the drink drive limit

At 5.38pm when police arrived, she told them she was ok and denied that she had been drinking.

Prosecutor David Morgan told Stockport Magistrates Court that officers initially took her at her word.

‘They followed her for a short distance, and then she pulled over,’ he said.

Davies (pictured) was spotted in a car park in Glossop town centre in Manchester on July 22 appearing unsteady on her feet

Davies (pictured) was spotted in a car park in Glossop town centre in Manchester on July 22 appearing unsteady on her feet

After coming to a stop on Glossop Road in Gamesley, Davies admitted to police that she was under the influence of alcohol. 

Mr Morgan added: ‘She denied drinking, but then said she had had two glasses of wine. 

‘She took a sip of a water bottle, which was in fact white wine.’ 

Davies (pictured) told police she had not been drinking and they took her at her word. They followed her for a short distance until she pulled  over. After coming to a stop on Glossop Road in Gamesley, Davies admitted to police that she was under the influence of alcohol

Davies (pictured) told police she had not been drinking and they took her at her word. They followed her for a short distance until she pulled  over. After coming to a stop on Glossop Road in Gamesley, Davies admitted to police that she was under the influence of alcohol

Police breathalysed Davies and found that she had 90 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath – more than double the maximum of 35.

Davies, of Audenshaw, Tameside, has a previous conviction from 2012 for drink driving.  

She represented herself at the short sentencing hearing.  

Police found Davies (pictured) was supping white wine out of a water bottle. She told chair of the bench Martin Drake at Stockport Magistrates Court that she was 'ashamed'

Police found Davies (pictured) was supping white wine out of a water bottle. She told chair of the bench Martin Drake at Stockport Magistrates Court that she was ‘ashamed’

Chair of the bench Martin Drake was told by Davies that she was ‘ashamed’ 

‘I just feel so terrible and so ashamed of myself,’ she said.

‘There’s not much more I can say, really.’

Davies was sentenced to a three-year driving ban, a 12-month community order and 70 hours of unpaid work at Stockport Magistrates Court (pictured). She will have to undertake 20 rehabilitation days and pay £85 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge

Davies was sentenced to a three-year driving ban, a 12-month community order and 70 hours of unpaid work at Stockport Magistrates Court (pictured). She will have to undertake 20 rehabilitation days and pay £85 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge

Davies was given full credit for her early guilty plea on August 23 by Mr Drake. 

He sentenced her to a three-year driving ban, a 12-month community order and 70 hours of unpaid work.

She will have to undertake 20 rehabilitation days and pay £85 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge. 

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