A SCARBOROUGH woman found herself before the courts yesterday because she bought crates of lager for an underage teenager.
Dawn Bell, 49, of Eastborough, pleaded guilty to the offence.
Scarborough Magistrates’ Court heard that Bell was spotted by an off-duty Scarborough Council licensing officer distributing cans of Carling to youths along with the 17-year-old male.
Kathryn Reeve, prosecuting, said the offence had taken place at 5:55pm on March 18 in Eastborough.
She added: “The defendant purchased four crates of lager, each containing 15 cans.
“She was interviewed by police and admitted purchasing alcohol for an individual under the age of 18.
“She said it was a one-off because it was his 17th birthday and she knew his mother.”
Later that evening the 17-year-old was spoken to by police after acting in a drunken manner and kicking over rubbish bins.
Bell, who was not represented, said: “It wasn’t four crates, it was three – one was for myself.
“His mother asked me to go as she was working. It will never happen again.”
Bell was fined £65, and told to pay a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £45.