A woman caught high-range drink driving twice in three days has been sentenced to seven months' jail, wholly suspended for two years.
Cara Jane Monica Pullen, 46, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The Summerhill woman had previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, two counts of drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit, two counts of drive whilst disqualified and person mentioned in section 6(3) - which refers to a person who drives with an excessive amount of alcohol while not the holder of a licence.
But on May 16 Magistrate Ken Stanton vacated Ms Pullen's guilty pleas for two counts of drive whilst disqualified and one count of person mentioned in section 6(3), with the three charges dismissed on Tuesday.
During sentencing on Tuesday, Mr Stanton said further time in prison wouldn't achieve a lot more than Pullen's time in remand already had.
On April 28, the first day of Pullen's offending, a member of the public was concerned about her driving so he followed her to the Olde Tudor drive-thru bottleshop and called police.
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Pullen was unsteady on the her feet and told police she'd been having car trouble. A breath test was conducted, with Pullen returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.350.
Police charged her and then she was taken to the Launceston General Hospital for observation.
Two days later Pullen was again spotted driving erratically near a bottleshop at Prospect about 9.15am.
Witnesses took photos of her driving and supplied them to police.
Pullen had two new bottles of vodka in the footwell of her car when police intercepted her on May 1. She returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.324.
Mr Stanton said it was a miracle that no one was injured in either incident. Pullen was ordered to complete 98 hours of community service and was disqualified from driving for four years.
Mr Stanton also required Pullen get treatment for her alcohol dependency, she abstain from drinking alcohol, submit to random testing and attend a sober driver program.
She had spent the past 41 days in jail.