A DRIVER who was caught five times over the drink drive limit despite already being banned from driving has been jailed for 20 weeks. 

Jolanta Stabinge, 36, of McLeod Close, was remanded to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court where she pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

She has been jailed for 20 weeks, disqualified from driving for 63 months, and fined £115.

Stabinge was pulled over at around 11.30pm on June 20 in Lodge Lane, Grays. 

After suspecting Stabinge, who was driving the car, smelt of alcohol, police officers breathalysed her and she was found to be five times over the limit.

She was taken into custody, and it was discovered that she was already serving a driving ban from a previous incident, and that the car she had been driving was uninsured.

Matt Hine, Road Crime Manager for Safer Essex Roads, said: “Stabinge got into her vehicle while under the influence, putting herself and other road users in danger.

“She has shown a complete disregard for the law and has now been jailed for another drink driving offence. There are simply no excuses for drink driving.”