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Reading Magistrates' Court: Thatcham woman drove after drinking almost FIVE times legal limit

Court orders pre-sentence reports after astonishing reading

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A COURT has ordered pre-sentence reports on a woman who admitted driving after drinking nearly five times the legal limit.

The 45-year-old blew the astonishingly high reading after being caught behind the wheel in Thatcham.

In the dock at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, January 12, was Nicola Claire Fishlock.

The 45-year-old, of Fylingdales in Thatcham – who also goes by the name of Nicola Brooks, according to the court –  admitted driving a Vauxhall Zafira on Coombe Court, Thatcham, on December 13 last year after drinking more than the legal limit.

Tests showed 168mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system.

The legal limit is 35mcg.

Magistrates ordered pre-sentence reports to be prepared on an ‘all options’ basis, including custody.

Ms Fishlock, who was legally represented at the hearing, was banned from driving in the interim and released on unconditional bail until a sentencing hearing scheduled for March.

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  • CommonHungerforder

    21/01/2021 - 15:02

    SOCIAL SERVICES NEED TO GET INVOLVED. Nov 2015 Nicola Fishlock, then of Cold Ash, crashed her car in Thatcham with a reading of 152ug. And to add to the fun, she had her four young kids in the car! https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17641/drink-drive-mum-four-times-limit-crashed-with-kids-on-board.html Feb 2012 You could not make this up! Nicola Fishlock was a Cold Ash parish councillor who wanted to introduce safety measures outside of the local school. Take away her keys would have been the best thing the school could do. https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/3573/cold-ash-parents-head-up-road-safety-campaign.html The starting point for this recent offence is 12 weeks in prison. Obviously aggravated by she did similar in 2015. At 150+, she's actually off of the scale, again. https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/magistrates-court/item/excess-alcohol-driveattempt-to-drive-revised-2017/ Her children and her problem needs HELP.

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  • __Andy__

    21/01/2021 - 09:28

    Cannot believe they blew such an Unbelievably high alcohol reading! No wonder they've been banned in the Interim. Total need for a custodial sentance here in my opinion.

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