A WOMAN was caught drink-driving on two occasions within a matter of days.

Sharon Michelle Bolton, 54, of Mold Road in Ewloe, was banned from driving for three years when she appeared at North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold.

She admitted that on April 18 she drove an Astra on the A550 at Penyffordd, near Mold, when she had a breath-alcohol reading of 42 microgrammes compared to the legal limit of 35.

Bolton also pleaded guilty to drink driving on April 23 at Llay when her reading was 46mcg.

In addition to the mandatory three year driving ban, she was placed on a 12 month community order and she must carry out 75 hours of unpaid work.

She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.

Magistrates heard she had been stopped by police the first time and was found to be over the limit.

On the second occasion the same police officer recognised her and conducted a stop check.

Before the court hearing the North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit had tweeted: "Car stopped in Llay, Wrexham, yesterday.

"The 54-year-old driver was found to be over the drink-drive limit for the second time in five days (stopped twice by same officer).

"Our #Fatal5 patrols continue and we will continue to highlight these on social media until the message gets through."