Woman jailed for Eyke drink-drive crash which fractured child's neck

A drink driver has been jailed for three months for causing a crash in Suffolk that left a seven-year-old girl with a fractured neck.

Joanna Cox, 32, of Little Horsey Park, Campsea Ashe, was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit when her VW Golf veered off the A1152 in Eyke.

The girl was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash, on 22 December.

Cox admitted drink driving, driving with an illegal tyre and possessing cannabis at Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

She was also banned from driving for two years.

At an earlier hearing, in February, the court was told the car was left at the scene while Cox walked back to a friend's house with her adult passenger, the seven-year-old and two other children, who sustained minor injuries.

A police breath test after the crash found she had 97 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - more than twice the legal limit of 35.

The court heard Cox had "one or two beers" before driving and had taken a couple of swigs of vodka at the friend's house after the accident had happened.

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