Drink-drive doctor is banned

A DOCTOR from Hinchingbrooke Hospital was banned from driving for 20 months after writing off her car while twice the legal drink-drive limit. Helen Batt, 26, who gave her address as Victoria House, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, admitted the charge at Huntingd

A DOCTOR from Hinchingbrooke Hospital was banned from driving for 20 months after writing off her car while twice the legal drink-drive limit.

Helen Batt, 26, who gave her address as Victoria House, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, admitted the charge at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court last Thursday.

The court heard how Batt was driving north on the A1 near Little Paxton at about 9.30pm on August 29 when she lost control of her car.

The Toyota Yaris rolled over and came to rest facing the wrong way on the dual carriageway.


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John Nooijen, prosecuting, told the court Batt had declined medical attention at the scene of the crash and had later registered a reading of 186 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 microgrammes.

Elaine Havord, defending, said Batt was "upset and embarrassed" about the incident and was aware the General Medical Council was likely to take the matter further.

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Magistrates disqualified Batt from driving for 20 months and fined her £250. She was also ordered to pay £60 costs.

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