Good and bad surprise for birthday girl

A WOMAN driving home from a surprise birthday got a surprise of her own when she was pulled over by police and blew twice the alcohol limit.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Allison May Bertoni-Remmes pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit on March 28.

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Police prosecutor Sergeant Steve De Lissa said the 36-year-old was stopped by police while travelling on Warwick Rd in Yamanto on March 28.

The court was told Bertoni-Remmes had consumed three alcoholic drinks at a surprise party before she got behind the wheel.

She was given a breath test and recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.122.

Despite the reading, Bertoni-Remmes said she hadn't felt the effects of the alcohol and thought she would be okay to drive.

Her defence lawyer said Bertoni-Remmes realised that in hindsight she should not have driven, regardless of how she felt and was remorseful for her actions.

She was fiend $100 and disqualified from driving for three months.


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