"Drunk" instructor gets driving ban

Bingley Magistrates' Court has imposed a three-year driving ban on a motorcycle instructor who was found to be nearly four times the drink-drive limit.

Sandra Kenyon, 46, was teaching a lesson in Bradford, West Yorkshire, when she was found to be over the legal limit.

During the lesson she fell off her bike three times and police later discovered two brandy bottles in her jacket. One was empty and one was three-quarters full.

The court heard Kenyon had 131 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - almost four times the limit of 35mg.

Kenyon, of Northedge Park, Hipperholme, Halifax, admitted riding a motorcycle while over the legal limit at a previous hearing. The mother-of-two was arrested during a lesson she was giving to pupil Philip Hopkins on March 3.

Nadine Clough, prosecuting, said the instructor dropped her bike on the ground shortly after setting off from Holme Wood, in Bradford, and was "on the floor again" soon after.

The court heard she set off yet again towards Shipley but as Mr Hopkins approached a roundabout on Wrose Road, he could not see Kenyon following him.

Miss Clough said: "Over the radio link he heard Mrs Kenyon describe that her leg was hurting. He realised she may have fallen off her bike again."

The court also ordered Mrs Kenyon to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

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