A DRINK-DRIVER from the Herefordshire border has been handed a hefty ban after she was caught while almost twice the alcohol limit.

Sara Jeffery entered a guilty plea to driving a vehicle with an alcohol level above the limit when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford on May 15.

The court heard from prosecutor Owen Beale that the 32-year-old had been caught behind the wheel of a Citroen C3 in Kyrle Street, Ross-on-Wye, while over the limit on March 24.


An evidential breath test revealed she had 66 microgrammes (mg) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This exceeded the legal limit, which is 35 mg.

Jeffery, of Ross Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, has the opportunity to complete a drink-driving awareness course by May 11, 2024, which would reduce her ban by 18 weeks.

She must pay a fine of £332, prosecution costs of £85 and a £133 victim surcharge, which goes towards supporting the victims of crime.