A WOMAN stopped by police when she drove the wrong way along a one way street was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit.

Stephanie Louise Medcalf, 34, of Cheviot Close in Gwersyllt, admitted driving a Toyota in Central Road in Wrexham on September 8 with 95 microgrammes of alcohol in her breath compared to the legal limit of 35.

She was banned from driving for two years and fined £653 with £85 costs and a £65 surcharge.

North East Wales Magistrates Court heard she drove because she was concerned about her father and went to see him. She had not realised she was over the limit at the time.

Probation officer Tracey Flavell said Medcalf was totally horrified to be in court. She had not considered at the time that she was not safe to drive.

Mrs Flavell said: “She was concerned for her father and made the decision to drive without considering the situation. She is ashamed.”

The probation officer and defence solicitor Melissa Griffiths asked the court to consider a fine rather than a community order because of the potential effect on her future career.

Mrs Flavell said Medcalf had just finished a three year degree course and she was concerned the effect the conviction could have on her work.

Magistrates at the Mold court said Medcalf had shown remorse, had driven because she was concerned for her father, had no previous convictions, there had been no injury and no damage and she had co-operated throughout.