Drink-driving carer crashes into resident’s bedroom

January 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A drunk senior carer ploughed her car through the wall of the home where she worked – landing in a resident’s bedroom.

Reckless Jill Warrell, 52, was found to be more than double the legal alcohol limit when she reversed her car and crashed through the wall, a court heard.

The senior team leader had just finished her shift at the Hilton Park Care Centre, Bottisham, Cambs,. when she had the accident.

Warrell, who worked for the firm Cambridge Careforce, appeared at Ely Magistrates Court on Thursday (20/1) where she pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drink.

Paul Brown, prosecuting, said that it was the second time Warrell had been in court for drink-drive related charges.

He said: ”Warrell was convicted of drink driving eight years ago and is now back before the court for similar matters.

“This incident happened on October 1, 2010, not long after she had finished her shift.

”Warrell reversed her silver Volvo C70 straight back and into the care home, crashing through the wall of one of the bedrooms.

”Staff rushed to the scene and checked she was okay. They noticed a bottle of alcohol in the foot-well of the car and saw her trying to conceal it.

“As Warrell got out the car, she picked the bottle up and put it in her handbag.”

Police later found a bottle of vodka stashed in the toilets and arrested Warrell after she failed a breath test with a reading of 78 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

Sue Thompson, presiding magistrate, disqualified Warrell, from Dullingham, from driving for 42 months, she was also fined £100, ordered to pay £100 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

A spokesman for Hilton Park care centre said Warrell was sacked by Cambridge Careforce in October, 2010.

She said: ”The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our utmost priority.

“We were thankful no one was hurt in the incident and have been working with police to assist in their investigation.”

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