Suffolk: Suicidal woman crashed car after overdose

A DECEIVED Suffolk woman who crashed her car after taking an overdose and planning to “end it all” has avoided a road ban.

Amanda Ockmore, 34, took anti-depressants after discovering that a man who she had been in a relationship with had a wife and children.

She then drove home with the intention of killing herself but ended up crashing her Vauxhall Corsa near her Woolpit house.

Ockmore, of Meadowlands, Woolpit, near Bury St Edmunds, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ court yesterday and pleaded guilty to driving without care and attention.

Kevin McCarthy, for Ockmore, said: “This is a tragic case.

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“The man who this young lady had been seeing was mucking her around and she was distraught about this.

“The man could not be found and she then discovered that he had taken his wife and kids on a caravan weekend away.

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“She had taken more than the prescribed dose of the drug which was an anti-depressant designed to help you sleep.

“She was heading home to end it all but crashed her car instead.

“This was an isolated incident as she was in a highly-charged emotional state.”

The court heard how Ockmore’s car was found on its roof in Heath Road in Woolpit on June 6.

District Magistrate David Cooper said: “Having heard this sad story I’ve decided that I’m not going to impose a disqualification.”

Ockmore was fined �350, ordered to pay costs of �85 and a government surcharge of �15.

She also had seven penalty points imposed on her driving licence.

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