Our thanks to Cathy for this. Extracts:
She was also awaiting another trail from drink-driving when she was taken into custody, after being found asleep at the wheel of her Skoda five months earlier, while three times over the drink-drive limit…
Sentencing, chair of the bench, Celia Metcalfe, said: ‘Miss Eastwood, we do agree that the custody threshold has been passed. You fall as a danger to yourself and the public due to the readings in both occasions, each offence aggravates the other.
‘We are going to suspend the sentence due to your lack of previous convictions [J4MB emphasis] but you do need some help.
What was the point of this trial? Why are women being prosecuted for crimes, when they’re not going to be adequately punished if found guilty?