US servicewoman Kierra Reed was caught drink driving in Bury

4:00 PM July 13, 2022

A health care technician at RAF Lakenheath who was just about 3 periods the limit for liquor when she was caught powering the wheel in Bury St Edmunds has been banned from driving for two many years. 

A member of the general public referred to as the law enforcement just after the wing mirror of his parked car had been clipped in Eastgate Street on June 11 close to 6.30pm, Suffolk Magistrates’ Court read. 

The witness observed the Honda Accord responsible and followed the automobile ahead of it stopped at site visitors lights on Barton Road, Colette Harper, prosecuting, instructed magistrates. 

The man obtained out of his motor vehicle and approached the driver, 22-yr-outdated United States Air Force (USAF) servicewoman Kierra Reed, who was the only person in the car or truck. 

The police attended and Reed then unsuccessful a roadside breath exam, and was arrested and taken to the police station. 

Further checks uncovered she experienced no insurance coverage and no MOT on the car or truck, Mrs Harper reported. 

In custody, Reed blew 100 microgrammes of alcoholic beverages in 100 millilitres of breath. The lawful limit is 35mcg in 100ml of breath. 

Reed, of The Manor, Herringswell, Bury St Edmunds, experienced no earlier convictions. 

On Tuesday, she pleaded responsible to drink-driving, driving with no insurance coverage and driving without the need of a valid exam certification. 

David Allan, mitigating, said Reed experienced been out consuming with buddies on the day in question and “experienced plainly drunk significantly much too considerably”. 

He mentioned she was solely cooperative with officers at the scene and at the police station. 

Mr Allan added that the insurance policies offence was down to “very simple inadvertence”. 

He claimed Reed earlier experienced insurance policies on standing purchase and assumed it was an vehicle-renewal but that was not the case. 

Reed is about midway via a three-calendar year deployment with the USAF at Lakenheath, and the base has already taken away her US driving licence, Mr Allan added. 

Magistrates handed Reed a two-yr driving ban and fined her £750 for consume-driving. 

No independent penalty was imposed for the no insurance coverage and no MOT offences. 

Reed was also purchased to pay out £105 in court expenditures and a sufferer surcharge of £75. 

She was offered the option to acquire a consume-push rehabilitation program by magistrates, which will minimize her ban by 24 months if concluded.