Drink-driver, 29, tried to fool police by swallowing hand sanitiser before a breath test – without realising anti-bacterial gel contained alcohol 

  • Drink-driver tried to fool police by swallowing hand sanitiser before a breath test – without realising that the anti-bacterial gel contained alcohol
  • Sophie Nutter (29), was informed by a judge that she is lucky to not be celebrating Christmas behind bars
  • A two-year suspension sentence was imposed on her for drug crimes.
  • Nutter was given a one-year community order and a 23-month driving ban and must pay £100 costs 










A drink-driver tried to fool police by swallowing hand sanitiser before a breath test – without realising that the anti-bacterial gel contained alcohol.

After a test that revealed 52 micrograms in 100ml breath, Sophie Nutter (29-year-old shop assistant) was informed by a judge that she is lucky to not be going behind bars for Christmas. Maximum legal limit for alcohol consumption is 35 micrograms 

The Suzuki Swift was seen swerving along the street in its Suzuki Swift, with four flat tires and a cracked windscreen.

Shop assistant Sophie Nutter, 29, was told by a judge she was lucky not to be spending Christmas behind bars after the test showed 52 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath

29-year old shop assistant Sophie Nutter was given a warning by a judge that she would be lucky to not spend Christmas in jail after a test found 52 micrograms alcohol in 100ml breath.

She had been spotted swerving across the road in her Suzuki Swift with four flat tyres and a broken windscreen

The Suzuki Swift was seen accelerating along the street in its Suzuki Swift, with four flat tyres on it and a cracked windscreen.

She was found by police consuming a small amount of hand sanitiser.

Beverley’s mother admitted to drinking and driving a car that was likely to inflict injury. She appeared at Hull Crown Court. 

Alex Menary, Recorder of Alex Menary said that Nutter tried to inhale sanitizer, which is 60% alcohol, to try to decrease her breath test results.

The two-year suspension sentence she received for drug crimes was revoked in October 2013. 

She was given a one-year community order and a 23-month driving ban and must pay £100 costs.

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