'Champagne driver' banned for 100mph bid to outrun police
- 1 November 2013
- From the section Cumbria
A woman who drove at almost 100mph to escape police after drinking champagne and then backed into a patrol car, has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Lindsay Davison, 40, from High Hesket, reversed into the police car after driving over a stinger device which deflated her car's tyres.
Carlisle Crown Court heard heard staff at the pub where she had been drinking rang police to alert them.
She admitted dangerous driving and was given a 12-month suspended sentence.
The judge suspended the sentence for two years and imposed a 30-month driving ban.
Davison and her mother had been drinking champagne in the Stoneybeck Inn near Penrith before setting off for their home in High Hesket, seven miles away.
But staff rang Cumbria Police to say she was not fit to drive and a pursuit by officers began.
Davison later refused to provide a specimen for alcohol analysis, the court heard.