Search

Former council leader faces court

PUBLISHED: 15:43 04 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:50 23 August 2010

Labour s former general election candidate is due to appear at Dartford Magistrates Court today charged with drink driving. Kathryn Smith, who finished second in Gravesham s election, is contesting a blood test that allegedly revealed her to be more than

Labour's former general election candidate is due to appear at Dartford Magistrates Court today charged with drink driving.

Kathryn Smith, who finished second in Gravesham's election, is contesting a blood test that allegedly revealed her to be more than two times over the legal limit following a car crash on University Way, Dartford, just days before voters went to the polls.

Ms Smith, 50, of Cambridge Avenue, Welling, is a former leader and deputy major of Bexley Council, and an ex-director of the Co-operative bank.

The incident, on April 26, saw Ms Smith crash her Renault Laguna into a roundabout.

She was suspended from the Labour Party when she was formally charged by police in June.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter