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Shocking penalty for mum six times the legal alcohol limit during school drop off

A mother who blew six times the legal alcohol limit during school drop off has avoided jail time.

Hannah Louise Morris pleaded guilty in Manly Local Court last month to driving with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.314 after dropping her two children at school.

The magistrate, Michelle Goodwin told the court, “I don’t know how she was conscious, frankly”.

This is the 44-year-old Dee Why woman’s third drink driving offence since the year 2000.

Ms Morris has avoided being sentenced the maximum penalty of 18 months behind bars for the offence.

Instead, she was given a 15-month Intensive Corrections Order, that includes 200 hours of community service, and conditions that she be of good behaviour and does not drink alcohol.

Ray Hadley says it’s “a remarkably light sentence”, considering police said she could hardly stand and swore at police when she was arrested­.

“But this is the thing that got me, the magistrate then suspended her license for just six months,” says Ray.

“Six months for her third drink driving offence!

“I mean you get three months for low range, first offence.

“She’s a three times loser.”

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