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Drink Driver Tried To Fool Police By Drinking Hand Sanitiser... With Alcohol In It

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Drink Driver Tried To Fool Police By Drinking Hand Sanitiser... With Alcohol In It

A woman who knew she was about to be caught drink driving decided to try and fool police by putting alcohol-based hand sanitiser in her mouth... in a bid to get rid of the booze.

Sophie Nutter was pulled over after cops noticed the Suzuki Swift she was driving was swerving violently over the road.

The 29-year-old from Beverley, Yorkshire, was stopped on 7 April and it was noted that she had four flat tyres, a smashed windscreen and noticeable impact marks.

On top of that, there was also blood on one of the rear doors of the white car and another smear on one of the front headlights.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

As she emerged from the car, officials say her eyes were glazed and she refused to provide a breath sample on two occasions.

When she finally gave one, the reading was 52 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath - to put that into context, the legal limit is 35mcg.

Nutter appeared before Hull Crown Court where she pleaded guilty to drink driving and using a vehicle likely to cause danger of injury.


Hull Daily Mail reported that Recorder Alex Menary told the court that Nutter had put hand sanitiser in her mouth in an effort to reduce the alcohol reading but it did not work.

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Credit: Facebook

The defendant was told how she had narrowly missed going to prison over the festive period as she was in breach of a two-year suspended sentence which was imposed on 9 October last year.

They were for possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing criminal property and dated back to 26 March 2019.


She also had another offence from 1 November 2018 for being concerned in supplying cocaine.

Recorder Menary told Nutter that she would almost certainly face a prison sentence if she committed any more offences or breached the order again.

She was handed a one-year community order with 20 days' rehabilitation as well as 25 hours' unpaid word.

On top of that she has been banned from driving for 23 months and was ordered to pay a sum of £100 in costs.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News, Crime

Rebecca Shepherd
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