Driver sentenced after flipping car

A drink driver who flipped her car on Hove seafront has been disqualified from driving and fined.

Emergency services arrived at the scene of the crash, on the A259 Kingsway, in Hove, to discover a black Fiat 500 on its roof. They also discovered a half-consumed bottle of wine in the vehicle.

After being checked over for minor injuries by paramedics, the driver – Saan Scutt, of Greenfields, Wick – was required by police to complete a roadside breath test, which she failed.

She was then taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where a blood sample was taken.

Scutt was later charged with driving with 180mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system. The legal limit is 80mg per 100ml of blood.

The 28-year-old telephonist pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday 6 October, where she was disqualified from driving for 22 months. She was also fined £120, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

The incident occurred on the A259 Kingsway, in Hove, close to the junction with First Avenue, at about 6pm on Monday 20 June. Scutt had been travelling westbound.

The parked vehicle involved in the collision – a silver Toyota Auris – was unattended and no other injuries were reported.


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