AN ERRATIC driver who was four and a half times the drink-drive limit when she was found by police in Herefordshire has been banned from the roads for five years.

Shelley O'Sullivan had admitted drink-driving when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford on January 5, with her sentencing adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be carried out by probation.

Police responded to reports of a blue Ford Focus being driven erratically on the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road at 8.58pm on December 8, prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said.

They pulled the car over and driver O'Sullivan was arrested after failing a roadside breath test. An evidential breath test in police custody revealed she had 160 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than four and a half times the legal limit of 35.

The court heard 48-year-old O'Sullivan has three previous convictions for driving with excess alcohol, the most recent of which was in 2015.

O'Sullivan, of Farndon Rise, Withington, was disqualified from driving for five years, received an 18-month community order, and was ordered to carry out a six-month alcohol treatment programme when she appeared before magistrates again for sentencing on January 26.

She was also fined £125 and must pay costs of £100 and a £95 victim surcharge.