A WOMAN from Mancot who failed to undertake a police station breath test after her moped crashed has been banned from the road for 30 months.

Deborah Ann Green, 55, of Willow Park, Brackendale Road appeared before North East Wales Magistrates’ Court where she admitted a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis at Llay Custody Suite on July 16 this year.

Police officers arrived on the scene of a road accident in Mancot to find Green in the back of an ambulance receiving treatment. They were told she had driven her Honda moped into a hedge and carried out a roadside breath test on her which proved positive.

But Green refused to give a sample at the station and could cite no medical reason for not doing so, the court was told.

John Dove, defending, said Green had been suffering from mental health problems following a separation with her husband.

“She was drinking on the day and had taken anxiety medication. She made a foolish decision to get on her moped,” said the solicitor.

Green received a 12-month community order from District Judge Gwyn Jones who told her to complete 120 hours of unpaid work and billed her for costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.