Sunday 7 October 2012
Pleash drive reshponshibly
An outspoken cheerleader of New Labour’s 24-hour drinking policy has been banned from driving for a year after she was caught drunk at the wheel of her car for the second time.
Dame Sally Powell was a leading figure in the Labour party when Tony Blair’s government introduced the licensing laws in 2005. At the time, she appeared on the BBC to insist that the scheme would encourage sensible ‘cafe culture’ drinking seen on the continent.
She told the Daily Mail: 'I don’t think I’ve got a drinking problem – I had a couple of glasses of wine.
A former police officer who drove his Jaguar to court while drunk to answer a string of drink driving charges has been spared jail after a judge said he would not be 'comfortable' in prison.