A mother of three was banned from driving for 19 months after police found her to be more than double the drink-drive limit.
Agnieszka Gorajska (27), of Flaxmill Lane, Pinchbeck, was going home from a party and seen driving a VW Passat at 3.30am on Sunday, August 10 in Boston’s Liquorpond Street.
Nick Todd, prosecuting, told Boston magistrates: “The reason for the stop was she was driving slowly and her lights weren’t on.”
He said a test revealed she had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.
Gorajska, who pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, was also fined £110 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.
Magistrates offered her the chance to cut the ban by four months if she undertakes a drink-drive rehabilitation course at her own expense.
Solicitor Daven Naghen, for Gorajska, said someone else was supposed to give her a lift home from the party, but that person left without her and “effectively she could see no other option” as she needed to get home to look after her children as her former partner had to go to work.
Mr Naghen said: “She accepts that she could have resolved it in other ways.
“She recognises that driving whilst over the limit carries some risks although she was doing her best to mitigate those risks by going extremely slowly.”
Mr Naghen said Gorajska had recently split from her partner and that was the reason she was drinking that night.
He said: “She is by no means a regular drinker.”