A CRASH driver has been banned from the roads after getting behind the wheel while over the limit.

Wendy Kearley entered a guilty plea to one charge of drink-driving when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in November.

Police were called to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the B4220 at Acton Beauchamp on June 27, prosecutor Mark Hambling said.

Kearley, who officers found at the scene near her crashed Hyundai Kona when they arrived, was taken to hospital where a blood sample was taken for an evidential test to be carried out.

The results revealed she had 134 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.


Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Kearley, said the 52-year-old, who had no previous convictions, had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and had cooperated with police throughout.

"She was in fact found some what further down the road but fully accepted she had been driving," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"She does not recall a great deal following that and there not a lot that would assist the court."

Kearley, who is of Acton Beauchamp, was fined £120 and disqualified from driving for 15 months. She was also ordered to pay costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge.

Want to stay up to date with all the latest Herefordshire court and crime news? Click here to join our Hereford Times Court and Crime group on Facebook or click here to sign up for our weekly court and crime email newsletter.