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Drink-driver seen ‘swerving all over the road’ as she drove from St David’s pub  

Glasfryn Road, St Davids

A woman has appeared before magistrates after driving from the City Inn bar in St David’s after consuming so much alcohol that she was ‘swerving all over the road’. 

As a result, the witness who had observed her promptly rang the police to inform them of her behaviour and took the keys off her. 

This week, Janet Price 62, pleaded guilty before Haverfordwest magistrates of driving whilst over the legal drink-drive limit. 

The offence took place at around 5.45pm on March 26. 

“The police received a call from a member of the public saying that there was drink-driver on Glasfryn Road in St Davids,” Crown Prosecutor Kelly Rivers told magistrates earlier this week. 

“He had taken the keys off her because she had been swerving all over the road.” 
Ms Kelly went on to say that Price had been seen driving her Vauxhall Corsa from the City Inn and was about to park it.  

When police arrived at the scene, they carried out a roadside breath test which proved positive.

She was taken to a police custody suite where she was asked to provide two further specimens of breath. The lowest reading was 72 mcg. The legal limit is 35. 

Price of Waun Beddau, St Davids, was represented in court by Mr Michael Kelleher who informed magistrates that his client intended parking at a friend’s house from where she would ring a taxi to take her home. 

“This is what she always does,” he said. 

After considering the facts, magistrates disqualified Price from driving for 20 months. She was fined £150 and must pay £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.