Drunk woman caused crash by grabbing taxi steering wheel on main road
An alcoholic woman grabbed the wheel of a taxi in which she was a passenger - causing the driver to crash.
Jemma Cady, 35, of Southend Parade, Hebburn, has no memory of what she did, South Tyneside Magistrates were told.
The court heard the crash happened in the early hours of the morning while Cady, a mother of four, was being driven along Jarrow Road.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “The taxi driver picked the defendant up in his Volkswagen Touran taxi at about 2.40am in the centre of Jarrow.
“As the vehicle was being driven along Jarrow Road, she grabbed the steering wheel of the taxi,... read more
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