Woman drove drunk and ran red light with son in the car

Woman drove drunk and ran red light with son in the car

A FORMER modelling agency manager was convicted at Mandurah Magistrates Court of drink driving with her eight-year-old son in the car.

Bridget Lennox (44) pleaded guilty on September 1 to ignoring a red light, driving under the influence and failing to take a breathalyser test.

Police witnessed Lennox drive her Land Rover through red traffic lights on Old Coast Road on August 20 at 7.47pm.

They followed her and put on their warning lights.

When she failed to pull over, they activated their sirens, which Lennox also ignored.

Police followed her to her Falcon address and noticed she had her eight-year-old son in the car.

The officers asked Lennox to get out of the car and provide them with a sample of her breath.

Lennox pushed passed the police officers and tried to enter her garage.

This happened four times, with police physically blocking her each time.

The officers took Lennox to Mandurah Police Station, accompanied by her son.

At the station, Lennox took part in a breathalyser test, revealing a blood alcohol concentration of .077.

Duty Lawyer Clare Hay said Lennox�s partner has a FIFO job, which would make it inconvenient for Lennox to lose her licence.

She said Lennox was at a friend�s house drinking vodka before she drove.

Ms Hay said Lennox suffers from post traumatic stress and was on anxiety medication.

Magistrate Leanne Atkins said Lennox endangered herself, her son and the community by driving that night.

She fined Lennox $300 for ignoring the red light, $600 for driving under the influence of alcohol and $1600 for failing to take a breathalyser test. Lennox had her licence suspended for 18 months.