Drunk mother reversed into police car with daughter onboard


Drunk mother reversed into police car with daughter onboard

A mother-of-one from Prescot, Liverpool has been charged with drink-driving and being drunk in charge of a child after reversing into an unmarked police car.

Siobhan Conroy was more than twice over the legal drink-drive limit when she hit a wall then drove erratically before reversing into a police car, all the while her four-year-old daughter was in the back of the car without a booster seat.

Conroy admitted to drink-driving at a Magistrates Court in Llandudno, North Wales after the court heard how she had a breath-alcohol count of 98 when the legal limit is 35.

A local shop owner who acted as a witness to the accident said the 29-year-old's Toyota Auris was littered with empty lager cans and she looked dazed after the collision.

The Daily Mail reported that prosecutor Julia Galston said: "Members of the public attempted to stop her' as she got back into her company car and drove off."

Mrs Galston added: "Police officers began to follow the vehicle in the direction of Betws y Coed.

"It was driven erratically, crossing over the white lines and weaving in the road. "Approximately five miles later the vehicle was stopped, police officers partially blocking the vehicle.

"She reversed into an unmarked police vehicle travelling behind her."

Conroy received a twelve-month community order with supervision, a 26-month driving ban which she could reduce by attending a drink-drivers' course and she must also pay £145 costs.

Defence solicitor Nick Lloyd spoke of the construction manageress's problems with alcohol and mentioned that she had attempted to tackle the issue by referring herself to a project with a residential programme following her arrest.

Court chairman Toby Prosser concluded: "The reading was almost three times the legal limit. You have realised the gravity of the situation with particular reference to your daughter's safety.

​"You are making the right progress in terms of alcohol awareness."