A DRINK-driver was nearly twice the limit when she was caught in a busy Hereford street.

Amber Harding, of The Hopyards, Hereford, had 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when she was arrested on December 10, 2023.

Prosecuting at Hereford Magistrates Court, Lauren Millichip said the 19-year-old's Toyota Aygo was spotted by police officers on mobile patrol at 4am because it was travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone. 


"They stopped the vehicle and Miss Harding smelt of alcohol," said Ms Millichip.

"She had a positive roadside test and was arrested. At the police station, two samples were taken, with the lowest being 60mcg. She has no previous convictions and is of previous good character."

In defence, Matt Lewis said that his client, who pleaded guilty to drink-driving, cooperated with the police and understood the court had no choice but to disqualify her.

Harding was disqualified from driving for 17 months, which will be reduced by 17 weeks if she successfully completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

She was also fined £55 and told to pay court costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £22.