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Jess’s Story: What a drink drive conviction cost me

| 16.12.13

Jess, 21, from the Forest of Dean, was banned from driving for 18 months. She had been out drinking with her boyfriend. She decided to drive home.

I had never been in trouble with the police before and I’ll never forget the experience of being arrested, booked into the police cells and being treated like a criminal. It was a moment of madness but it’s had a massive effect on my life. Because of the court hearings and time off work I lost my job and I’m still unemployed now. There isn’t much public transport where I live and because I can’t drive I’ve lost some of my friends. I want to warn others of the consequences of drink driving, because my life will never be the same again. I’m just so glad I didn’t hurt or even kill anyone through my actions.

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