TWO police officers had to jump out of the way when a drink driver skidded on snow, mounted a pavement and hit a wall.
The officers were on foot patrol at the junction of Fron Road and Breeze Hill, Connah’s Quay, when they heard a car approach which was revving loudly.
But as the blue Corsa car got closer the driver lost control and it veered across the road and mounted the kerb.
It failed to stop at the junction, the officers had to jump out of the way and the car then hit a brick wall, explained prosecutor Justin Espie.
Sioned Nicole Wynne, of Allington Place, Handbridge, Chester, admitted driving with excess alcohol at about 11.30pm on January 18 when she appeared at Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold yesterday.
Wynne, 21, was found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in her breath compared to the legal limit of 35.
Magistrates banned her from driving for 17 months, fined her £110 and she was ordered to pay £105 costs.
Brian Cross, defending, said Wynne had gone out to a party.
That day the snow had been very bad.
She had an argument and decided to drive in her vehicle.
Three lads approached her and asked to be driven a short distance away and foolishly she agreed.
She was in a dilemma, she did not want to ring her mother to get her because her mother was working the following morning.
Her mobile phone was “dying” and she was in a thin blouse.
She had fallen over in the snow and hurt herself, and she wanted to get out of the severe weather conditions.
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.