A WOMAN has lost her appeal against her drink driving sentence, after she claimed wine in a spaghetti bolognese had put her over the limit.

Amy Shingles, 23, of Woodcote Place, Ascot, pleaded guilty to the offence of drink driving on August 14 at Reading Magistrates’ Court, but claimed she had consumed a quantity of wine in a spaghetti bolognese she had for dinner, which, in addition to the two pints of beer she consumed afterwards, had unintentionally put her over the limit. She was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

She appealed against her sentence, on the grounds of the wine in the bolognese, but yesterday (Tuesday) Reading Crown Court rejected her claim, and decided her sentence should be upheld.

In addition to the disqualification, she was ordered to pay a £403 fine, a victim surcharge of £40, and costs of £1,583.

PC Tom Dorman, of Windsor police, said: “Shingles claimed that her mother had caused her to consume alcohol as part of a meal she prepared which put her over the limit, a fact the courts did not accept. She admitted consuming two pints before driving.

“This case shows drink driving will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police or the courts and there will be consequences for those who break the law.”