Friday, 28 November 2008


Genevieve Kyle, 33, was found to be more than four times over the legal drink drive limit. She had also been driving with just a provisional licence. She walked free from Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court yesterday after being given an eight-week suspended sentence. A spokeswoman from road safety charity Brake hit out at the lenient sentence and demanded tougher punishments for drink-driving. Jane Whitham said: 'Judges are going soft on offenders and people are getting killed as a result. This case begs the question what do you actually have to do to get sent to prison.'This is happening up and down the country and it's typical of the sentences we see handed out.’

Someone else who walked free was

The drunkest driver police had ever seen, a court heard. Jane Hofmann was five times over the legal driving limit when officers pulled her over. The 39 year old was spotted driving her Mercedes 4x4 with personalised number plates at 9.45pm without her lights on.Hofmann was repeatedly speeding up and slowing down and weaving into the path of oncoming traffic.