South Cumbria mum lost licence after trying to drink-drive home to her children

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Sentenced: Rachel Cowap admitted drink driving and was banned for 40 months Andrew Milligan/PA Wire P04196.jpg
Sentenced: Rachel Cowap admitted drink driving and was banned for 40 months Andrew Milligan/PA Wire P04196.jpg
11 August 2017 3:26PM

A SOUTH Cumbria mum who drove home to take care of her children after a last-minute change of plan has lost her licence after being caught over the limit.

Rachel Cowap had more than twice the legal amount of alcohol in her breath when she was stopped on Lickbarrow Road in Bowness on Tuesday July 18. The 42-year-old, of Oakthwaite Road, Windermere, tested as having 97 of microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Furness Magistrates' Court heard the defendant had been enjoying her first night without her children since November, when she was called by their father to say they were on their way home. She tried to drive home to them from Newby Bridge.

Cowap was disqualified from driving for 40 months. She was given a 12-week curfew from 8pm until 6am and ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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