TWO police officers had to jump out of the way when a drink driver’s car skidded on snow and mounted a pavement before hitting a wall.
Sioned Nicole Wynne, of Allington Place, Handbridge, was behind the wheel of a blue Corsa in Connah’s Quay at about 11.30pm on January 18.
Flintshire Magistrates Court in Mold was told the officers were on foot patrol at the junction of Fron Road and Breeze Hill when they heard a car approach which was revving loudly.
As it got closer, the driver lost control and it veered across the road and mounted the kerb.
It failed to stop at the junction and the officers had to jump out of the way. The car then hit a wall, said Justin Espie, prosecuting.
Wynne, 21, was found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath compared to the legal limit of 35mgs.
She admitted driving with excess alcohol and was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £105 costs.
Brian Cross, defending, said Wynne had been to a party on a day when it had been snowing heavily. She had an argument and decided to drive home.
Three youths asked to be driven a short distance and she foolishly agreed.
She was in a dilemma, she did not want to ring her mother to come for her because her mother was working the next morning.
Her mobile phone was “dying” and she was wearing a thin blouse. She had also fallen over in the snow and hurt herself, and wanted to get out of the severe weather.
Mr Cross said Wynne had made a number of errors of judgment.
The family had been going through a difficult patch – her sister had been involved in a serious accident.