Saleswoman, 27, wrecked her car in roundabout smash after guzzling wine and partying with colleagues

A Salford drink driver wrecked her car after partying with work colleagues to celebrate the company moving offices.

Successful saleswoman Amylee Boland told officers she had drunk three glasses of white wine before writing off her Vauxhall Corsa at a busy roundabout, Stockport Magistrates Court heard.

The 27-year-old was found to be more than twice the limit for alcohol after smashing her car on the A34 at Handforth, near Stockport.

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The court heard that Boland had spent time drinking with staff at the property investment company she works for, because their sales office in Alderley Edge was moving to new premises.

But disaster struck as she tried to make the 16-mile journey home.

Successful saleswoman Amylee Boland
Successful saleswoman Amylee Boland
(Image: Amylee Boland/Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)

A breath test showed Boland had 84 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – more than double the legal limit of 35 micrograms.

The £25,000-a-year sales executive admitted driving with excess alcohol.

Prosecutor Nick Smart told the hearing: “On November 8, 2021, officers were called to a road traffic collision on a roundabout on the A34 near Handforth Dean.

”The motor vehicle was left in the middle of the road. As officers approached the driver of that car, they could smell alcohol and the driver was intoxicated.

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Amylee Boland
(Image: Amylee Boland/ Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)

“The driver apologised straight away, a road side test was conducted and it came back positive.

”She was taken a local police station and gave a reading of 84 micrograms. As a result of that reading and because there was a collision, she was offered the opportunity of an interview.

“She said she had had three glasses of wine and that she had collided with a roundabout and was unable to drive any further.

“She is a lady of good character and had a clean driving licence.”

In mitigation, defence lawyer Stuart Thomson said: ”She co-operated fully and she is remorseful. She apologised to the police straight away.

“She is of good character. She has gone from work out for a drink because they were moving office and she has had too much to drink.

”She works in sales and visits clients for events around the country but she no longer has the car due to it not being driveable.”

Boland, of Light Oaks Road, was banned from driving for 21 months.

She was also fined £475 and ordered to pay £132 in costs and surcharges by magistrates.

Sentencing, District Judge Bernard Begley told Boland: “I have taken into account the circumstances and you must not drive for the next 21 months. Do not do it.”

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