Woman sentenced to 12 months in prison for driving dangerously down the M25 the wrong way
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A woman has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to driving dangerously, driving otherwise in accordance with a license, failing to provide a sample of breath, and two counts of assault of an emergency worker at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 April 2021.
Hanjarina Oliveira, 39, of Bath Road, Enfield, was arrested on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 for driving erratically the wrong way on the M25.
At around 8:50pm, officers responded to reports of a grey Vauxhall Insignia driving against the flow of traffic on the M25 at Leatherhead between Junction 8 and 9. Officers from the Roads Policing Unit responded to the reports and were forced to get head on with Oliveira’s vehicle to bring her to a stop.
Officers immediately removed Oliveira from the vehicle, who was holding an open bottle of wine. Empty beer bottles were also found in the car. Oliveira was assessed by paramedics in an ambulance and during this she attempted to bite a police officer and a paramedic.
Oliveira was arrested for driving whilst unfit through drink, and was taken to custody where she failed to provide an evidential sample. Oliveira has never held a UK driving licence and declined to answer whether she held a licence in another country. Records show Oliveira was previously convicted of drink driving in 2013.
Oliveira appeared in court yesterday (Monday, 14 June) and was sentenced to 12 months in prison. She was also disqualified from driving for 3 years and 6 months.
Investigating officer, PC Tim Browne said: “Driving while under the influence of alcohol is completely unacceptable and Oliveira’s reckless actions could very easily have had catastrophic consequences. Our officers put themselves in harm’s way to stop the vehicle and thankfully we were able to prevent anyone being injured.”