Dublin gran (36) 'nearly fell out of car at drink driving stop'

Dublin gran (36) 'nearly fell out of car at drink driving stop'

A GRANDMOTHER nearly fell out of her car when she opened her door after a garda stopped her on suspicion of drink-driving, a court heard.

Kinga Markowska (36) claimed she later “kicked off” in the garda station because she was terrified of her husband finding out what had happened.

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined Markowska €400 and banned her from driving for two years.

The defendant, of Bramley Terrace, Swords, admitted drink-driving at Church Road in the town on January 8.

Garda Tom Doherty told Swords District Court he stopped Markowska shortly before 1am.

She at first refused to open the car door and when she nearly fell out he smelled alcohol.

Markowska tried to show her driving licence, but dropped it and refused to get out of the vehicle.

She was arrested and taken to the station where, the court heard, she had to be restrained.

Defence lawyer Bernard Stobie said Markowska, of previous good character, is married, has three children and is also a granny.

She works part time in a fish-and-chip shop.