Woman drinks to ease pain’

PUBLISHED: 11:14 27 April 2007 | UPDATED: 20:01 01 June 2010

A LITHUANIAN woman, whose five-year-old daughter drowned there while she was working in the UK, drinks to help her cope with the death, a court heard. Kristina Paulauskyte was over the alcohol limit when she hit a parked car in Prince Street, Wisbech on M

A LITHUANIAN woman, whose five-year-old daughter drowned there while she was working in the UK, drinks to help her cope with the death, a court heard.

Kristina Paulauskyte was over the alcohol limit when she hit a parked car in Prince Street, Wisbech on March 25, writing it off.

"Her daughter ran out of her grandparents' house and drowned nearby," solicitor Roger Glazebrook told Fenland magistrates on Wednesday. "She has a drink occasionally to take away some of the pain." Paulauskyte, 26, of Hedgelands, Wisbech, works as a processor in an onion factory and sends £50 a week to Lithuania, to support her two-year-old son.

She admitted drink driving, and having no driving licence or insurance. She was banned from driving for 12 months, and fined £120. She must pay £300 compensation for the car she hit.


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