A FURIOUS mother crashed her son’s car into a wall while trying to teach him a lesson after he was pulled over by police accused of driving without due care, a court heard.
Amanda Lotte, who had drunk five glasses of wine, told teenager Edgar: ‘I’ll show you how to recklessly drive.’
He was in the passenger seat as she raced at up to 60mph on single track roads in dangerous conditions brought by the ‘beast from the east’ storm.
The 57-year-old (pictured) mounted verges and snowdrifts before hitting the dry stone wall so hard that both airbags exploded.
District judge Gerald Chalk said: ‘This was an appalling and shocking piece of driving. The weather conditions were awful and people were advised only to drive if necessary.’
Lotte, from Great Salkeld in Cumbria, was in only a T-shirt and her underwear when she got in the car at about 10pm on March 3.
Edgar later told police: ‘She set off very, very quickly. The car was sliding all over the road. I felt scared.’
The former police safety camera technician refused help from farmers who heard the crash and drove home with a flat tyre.
She was found to have 172mcg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80mcg.
Lotte admitted charges of dangerous driving and drink-driving at North and West Cumbria magistrates’ court. She was handed a 60-day suspended sentence, ordered to carry out 80 days of unpaid work and banned from driving for 20 months.