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Wycombe woman guilty after driving into Marlow house while over limit
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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