A WOMAN caught out while more than four times the limit has been banned from the roads for three years.

Alice Adcock appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing in January after entering a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit at an earlier hearing.

The court heard from prosecutor Melanie Winterflood that the 47-year-old had been caught out near Hereford's police station, in the city's Gaol Street, after getting behind the wheel of a silver Peugeot 406 while over the drink-driving limit on November 12.


An evidential breath test revealed that Adcock, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Mark Thompson, had 154 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than four times the legal limit of 35.

Adcock, of Herberts Hill, Llangarron, was handed a 12-month community order and must complete a three-month alcohol treatment programme. She was also disqualified from driving for 36 months and fined £50, with magistrates saying that they had taken her guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

She must also pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £114 victim surcharge.