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Driver in court after travelling at 10 mph on A57 in Nottinghamshire

A woman is due in court after an off-duty police officer spotted a car driving at just 10 mph on a dual carriageway.

The Bassetlaw Operation Reacher officer was travelling along the A57, in Worksop, just before 1pm on Monday (19 June), when he clocked a car drifting over the white line and into the central reservation.

Alerting officers to his suspicions, a woman was arrested shortly after when officers from the Bassetlaw Operation Reacher team attended.

Maura Kelly, aged 55, of Godfrey Range, Manchester, has now been charged with drink-driving.
She has been bailed and is next due to appear before magistrates in Mansfield on 5 July 2023.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said:

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“We’re never truly off the clock, even when we’re not in our uniform, we’re always watching out to make sure the public is safe from harm.

“Thanks to the work of one of our Operation Reacher officers, we were able to arrest a woman and stop a potentially fatal accident from occurring.

“Choosing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk can lead to utterly devastating consequences and we are determined to crack down on those placing innocent motorists and members of the public at risk.”

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