A young divorcee who sought to drown her sorrows in alcohol has narrowly escaped a jail sentence for driving while drunk, Monaco-Matin reports.
The Monegasque woman was stopped in her speeding Mercedes at about 4 am on Wednesday, December 20, after having passed through a red light on the blvd d’Italie. She was too intoxicated to give a breath sample and was taken to Princess Grace Hospital, where a blood test showed a rate of 1.44/g of alcohol per litre of blood.
Appearing handcuffed in court, she was reminded that this was not her first offence – three years ago she had been arrested for drunk driving.
The prosecution called for a jail sentence of four months, however, her defence counsel argued that she was a woman in torment and called for a split sentence. The tribunal decided that she should be sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for three years.