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A woman who drove more than four times over the drink drive limit with a child in the car has been sentenced.

A member of the public called police at about 5.30pm on 8 January to report a woman he suspected was drunk driving a red Renault Clio in Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire.

He followed the vehicle until it came to a stop and watched the driver, Hannah Khan, and a child, go into a property in Monarch Road.

Police arrived shortly after and questioned Khan who confirmed she had been driving and had a glass of wine.

Khan, 51, blew 151 microgrammes at her home, more than four times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. In custody she gave an evidential reading of 138.

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on earlier this month, Khan was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after previously pleading guilty to drink driving. She has also been disqualified from driving for three years.

Detective Constable Louise Lamb, who investigated, said: “There are no excuses for drink driving. Placing a child in danger by not being in proper control of a vehicle is completely irresponsible and the sentence served reflects the seriousness of her actions.”

Drink driving can be reported, anonymously, on 0800 0320845.

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