A woman who drove at more than twice the 30mph speed limit on roads in Eastbourne while over the legal alcohol limit appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, 5 May for sentence.
Catherine Edwards, 31, an unemployed barrister, of Upland Drive, Epsom, Surrey had previously admitted dangerous driving, drink-driving, failing to stop for police and driving otherwise than in accordance with her licence.
She received a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years; was ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid work; given a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement; disqualified from driving for two years with the proviso that she must take an extended driving test before regaining her licence and ordered to pay £200 costs.
At around 12.30am on Saturday 30 January this year Edwards had sped past two stationary police vehicles displaying flashing blue lights while they were attending an unrelated incident in Seaside, Eastbourne.
An officer driving one of the police cars pursued Edwards's Seat Toledo and tried to stop her by using blue lights and sirens.
She failed to respond, hitting speeds of 70mph while in a 30mph zone and passing through several pedestrian crossings before another police vehicle appeared and she slowed and stopped in the Sovereign Centre car park.
Edwards failed a roadside breath test and a later intoximeter test revealed 50 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.