A WOMAN tested more than twice over the legal drink drive limit the morning after she admitted drinking into the early hours.

At North East Wales Magistrates’ Court, Justin Espie, prosecuting, said police offers approached Tannia Bremner who was sitting in a parked Peugeot 206 on Wepre Drive, Connah’s Quay, at around 8am on July 6.

The officers noticed Bremner, 30, of Dovey Close, Flint, smelt of alcohol and a roadside test gave a reading of 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Emma Simmoes, defending, said Bremner was “very nervous” about appearing in court and was “very remorseful and ashamed”.

Ms Simmoes said her client had been drinking the previous evening and was clearly still over the limit when she got behind the wheel but added that she had been “very co-operative” with police officers.

Bremner, who works as a full time carer was described as being of previous good character and any driving ban would likely cause her “significant difficulties”.

Chair of the bench, Geoff Bull, fined Bremner £270 and disqualified her from driving for 18 months. She will also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £32.