A former public schoolgirl who was discovered driving with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol was fined £150 after crying in court and calling herself a “irresponsible and total fool.”
Cassandra Austin-Kaye, age 29, is believed to have been giving a friend a ride home when she was pulled over in her Volkswagen Polo for driving erratically near the curb.
She had 63 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath, which exceeded the legal limit of 35 mg. She acknowledged consuming two glasses of wine before to the incident.
Austin-Kaye, whose late father Tony was a successful jeweler in Chester, pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and was barred from the roads for 18 months.
Austin-Kaye, who, according to her Facebook page, attended the £37,515-per-year Moreton Hall school in Oswestry, Shropshire, was arrested last month after a friend visited her £1.1 million family home in the Cheshire village of Saighton.
Cassandra Austin-Kaye (shown outside court) pled guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol at the Chester magistrates court and was banned off the roads for 18 months.
Cassandra Austin-Kaye (pictured), 29, is believed to have been giving a pal a ride home when she was pulled up in her Volkswagen Polo for erratic driving near the curb.
Austin-Kaye (pictured), who according to her Facebook page attended the £37,515-per-year Moreton Hall school in Oswestry, Shropshire, was arrested last month after a friend visited her £1.1 million family home in the Cheshire village of Saighton.
Prosecutor Alan Currums stated, “It was 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 17.” The attention of a police officer on mobile patrol traveling along Wrexham Road toward the A55 was drawn to a vehicle in front of him that was swerving in its lane.
At one point, the vehicle came quite close to the curb, sending up dust and stones. The car was halted, and the driver was questioned.
“The defendant was the driver, and a female passenger was also there.” The police thought the motorist to be impaired. She reported having lately consumed two glasses of wine.
She provided a positive breath sample at the roadside. She was detained and sent to the detention facility, where she complied entirely with the breath test procedure. There are no prior convictions on file for the defendant.’
Austin-Kaye (pictured), a former pupil at a public school, was fined £150 for driving while almost twice the legal alcohol limit. In court, she cried and branded herself a “irresponsible and total idiot.”
According to the prosecutor, based on the amount of alcohol in her breath, she should be disqualified from driving for between 17 and 22 months.
The legal counsel stated that she would receive credit for pleading guilty and stated, “You have not wasted the court’s time and have not evaded responsibility.” Today, you receive credit for this. You will also be offered a course to minimize your suspension for drinking and driving.’
Austin-Kaye, representing herself, stated that she does not normally drink, but that a friend was visiting her at the time.
She remarked, “I recognize that what I did was completely irresponsible.” I was simply behaving like a complete moron. I won’t repeat that action. I am so sorry.
She wiped away tears as the magistrates also sentenced her to pay £180 in victim surcharges and court costs.
Chairman Andrew Merrill stated, “We have considered your prompt guilty plea in light of what has been said.” Given your reading level, you will be disqualified for 18 months, but we will offer you the chance to take a course to decrease your suspension by a quarter.»29-year-old ex-public schoolgirl caught drinking and driving is fined £150«