Berrow Coast Road crash

A driver has been banned from driving for 17 months after crashing her car into the railings of a front garden in Berrow.

As first reported, the crash left buckled metal railings outside the home on the bend in Coast Road next to the village church, as pictured here.

At a hearing on July 18th, Lauren Sheppard, 26, of Dynea Road, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd appeared in front of Taunton Magistrates.

She admitted that on June 23rd she had driven a Mini along Coast Road in Berrow with 63mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, exceeding the limit for driving of 35mcg.

She was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £300 and ordered to pay £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and £30 to fund victim services.

A Police spokeswoman confirmed to at the time: “We were called to Coast Road at around 1am on Sunday June 23rd to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision where a car had left the road.”

“There was significant damage to the vehicle and railings around a garden. No-one was injured or trapped inside but one person – a 26-year-old woman – was arrested.”

Police had been called just 24 hours after an earlier crash in which a car ended upside down in a garden.