A CRASH driver was two and a half times the limit when she was found by Ministry of Defence police in Hereford.

Octavia Griffiths admitted drink-driving when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Ministry of Defence police had been driving on on the A4103 Roman Road towards Holmer Road in Hereford when they saw a blue Peugeot stopped at the side of the road at 4.30am on August 21, prosecutor Raph Robyns Landricombe said.

A woman, who was staggering around the open driver's door, identified herself as Griffiths, and told officers without being prompted that she had crashed her car and that she had drunk too much.

She told officers that she had got behind the wheel to get away after being beaten up by her boyfriend and that she was very sorry.

She said she had not been injured in the crash but had been in the assault, and officers noted there were some minor friction burns to her left arm.

Griffiths was arrested after failing a roadside breath test and an evidential test in custody revealed she had 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

In interview, 30-year-old Griffiths accepted that she had not in fact told the truth with regards to the domestic abuse allegation.

George Cousins, for Griffiths, said there was a lot of background to the matter and requested that the case be adjourned for a pre-sentencing report to be carried out by probation.

Griffiths, of Water Villas, Wellington, was handed an interim driving ban and will appear before magistrates for sentencing on January 19.