Fresher caught in bizarre drink driving incident on Christmas Day

She drunkenly drove to the cash point to get money to pay for her taxi

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A Psychology fresher received an unwelcome Christmas present when she was caught drink driving on Christmas Day morning.

Jessica Louise Threadgold, 19, didn’t have the money to pay for her taxi home after a night out in Buckley on Christmas Eve, so she drove to the cash point to get the money she needed.

She was twice the drink drive limit and admitted necking three vodka and cokes when arrested.

Prosecutor Helen Tench told how a policeman saw the student drive a Ford Ka in the car park of a pub and stopped her.

Jessica told the officer: “I am not well enough to drive. I have been drinking.

“For what it is worth I am sorry.”

Phillip Lloyd Jones, defending, said Jessica is a young woman of good character who had never been in such a position before.

Jessica studies Psychology at Liverpool University

He said: “At this particular point she decided to drive to the cash point at The Spar at a garage a very short distance away.

“What possessed her to drive to the cash point is beyond her comprehension.”

He added: “I don’t think you will see this young lady in court ever again.”

Jessica has been banned from driving for 16 months and fined £220 with £107 costs after she admitted driving over the limit.