Motor insurance: Woman punished for carrying weapon in car

Tuesday, 05 December 2006

A woman who was stopped by police in Blackburn was carrying a bat under her seat.

Victoria Lesley Jackson, 27, had a baseball bat with screws sticking out of it protruding from underneath her seat as she drove through Edgeworth.

She claimed that she carried it for protection because her job was to collect money from the rough areas of Manchester.

She pleaded guilty to carrying an offensive weapon and was ordered to do 150 hours of community service plus spend £50 on costs.

Her car also contained amphetamine powder and a small tin of cannabis which Ms Jackson admitted she had smoked some of earlier.

Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as driving drunk and is also against the law as well as damaging motor insurance premiums.

The effects of drugs can last for days not just hours and if caught you could face a driving ban, jail and a £5,000 fine, not to mention risking injuries or even fatalities on the roads.

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