A HEREFORDSHIRE woman has been disqualified from driving for 12 months after failing to provide police with a specimen for analysis.

Police were called to Clifford, near Hay-on-Wye, at 5.50pm on January 10 after members of the public found Jenni Mead's car in the middle of the road.

Prosecuting at Hereford Magistrates Court, Lauren Millichip said that according to officers, the 56-year-old, of Bredwardine, smelt of alcohol and her eyes were glazed.

"She was arrested and asked to provide a breath test," said Ms Millichip.


"She again refused and didn't provide a medical reason."

Representing Mead, Andrew Cleal said his client, who pleaded guilty, asked for a probation report before magistrates sentenced her. He added that Mead was a full-time carer for her 27-year-old son, who is autistic.

Mead was told that if she completed a drink-drive rehabilitation course, her disqualification would be reduced. 

She was also handed a 12-month community order, requiring her to attend 15 activity days. 

A government surcharge of £114 was also imposed.