Wycombe woman guilty after driving into Marlow house while over limit

Woman guilty after driving into house while over limit

Woman guilty after driving into house while over limit

First published in Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A HIGH Wycombe woman who drove her friend’s car into the front of a house in Marlow while over the limit and without a driving licence has been disqualified from driving.

Jasmine Peeroo, 20, of Pettifer Way, pleaded guilty this week after getting behind the wheel of Amy McGoogan’s car after a party in Marlow in the early hours of March 2.

After losing control, she clipped a high kerb, left the road and smashed through a metal gate of a house on Seymour Court Road.

The vehicle then careered through the front garden before hitting a porch, causing damage to the brickwork and waking the inhabitants.

After police arrived, Peeroo recorded a breathalyzer reading of 63mcg per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Firefighters were also called to make the scene safe at around 2am.

Peeroo pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, one count of drive a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit and one count of use a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.

Her legal team said she was remorseful, understood the damage that has been caused and realised how serious the incident could have been.

A 20-month driving ban was reduced by 20 weeks after Peeroo agreed to attend a driving safety course.

She was ordered to pay £200 in compensation, fined a total of £210 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £21.

McGoogan, from St Vincents Way, Northampton, pleaded guilty to permitting the use of a motor vehicle with no insurance.

She was fined £335, ordered to pay £85 in costs, a £34 victim surcharge and given six points on her licence.

The 20-year-old said it was a “huge mistake” to let her friend drive and that it would serve as a “huge lesson in life”.

Both women were sentenced at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Monday.

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