A WOMAN who drove the wrong way around a roundabout late at night was found to have a high alcohol reading.

To make matters worse Rachel Davies, 53, had two previous drink drive related convictions.

Defendant Rachel Davies told police that she was returning home from work at a local pub where she had two drinks.

But a breath test showed that she had an alcohol reading of 104 microgammes compared to the legal limit of 35.

Davies, of Barnfield Lane in Rossett, was banned from driving for 44 months after she admitted drink driving.

She was placed on a 12 month community order with 20 days rehabilitation with 80 hours unpaid work.

North East Wales Magistrates’ Court at Mold was told that at 1.15am on December 22 police officers on patrol in Chester Road, Gresford, were flagged down by a member of the public.

They were told that a VW Polo had just driven the wrong way around a roundabout.

Police followed, activated their blue lights and stopped the car.

Davies said that she had just finished work at a local public house where she had two drinks.

Her speech was slurred and she appeared confused.

Patrick Geddes, defending, said she deserved credit for her guilty plea.

She was genuinely remorseful and had been using alcohol as a coping mechanism.

The court heard that she had a glass of wine with her lunch, had mulled wine at a Christmas market and had two drinks while at work.