Suffolk

Drunken driver Tracey Matthews went wrong way along A14

Tracey Matthews Image copyright Suffolk Police
Image caption Tracey Matthews' actions have been described as "inexcusable"

A woman who drove for up to four miles along the A14 in Suffolk at night while three times over the legal alcohol limit will be sentenced at crown court.

Tracey Matthews, of Ipswich, admitted driving dangerously and driving while under the influence of alcohol at the town's magistrates court.

Police stopped Matthews, 48, as she drove her car east along the westbound A14 carriageway, near Copdock, in July.

Magistrates said she needed to be sentenced by a crown court judge.

Matthews, of Cotman Road, has been released on bail and the sentencing date at Ipswich Crown Court is yet to be fixed.

Investigating officer PC John Clarke said: "Tracey Matthews' actions that July night are inexcusable.

"These court cases should help educate people that drink-driving remains socially unacceptable," he said.

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