A WREXHAM woman has been fined and banned after she admitted drink-driving.

Donata Marek, of Cosford Close, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday,

The 48-year-old admitted that on September 27, she drove a Jeep motor vehicle on Fairy Road in Wrexham after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath exceeded the specified limit.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that at around 6pm on the day of the offence, police were called to a collision in Fairy Road.

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Officers attended the scene and spoke to one of the drivers, Marek.

She provided a positive roadside alcohol sample - following which she gave an evidential sample of 53 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath (the limit being 35).

The defendant has no previous convictions, Mr Espie added.

Alex Mackenzie, defending, told the court: "She was very cooperative with the police throughout and can afford to pay £50 a month towards any financial penalty.

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"She wishes to convey her apologies to the court. She didn't realise she would be over the limit."

Marek received a £300 fine and was ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge, as well as £85 prosecution costs.

She was banned from driving for 12 months.