A carer was caught driving at almost twice the legal drink-drive alcohol limit after a member of the public reported her to the police.
A court heard officers went looking for Tracey Lock after they received a call alerting them she may be drink-driving, Lynn magistrates were told on Tuesday.
They eventually spotted her and pulled her over in Lynn Road, Terrington St Clement, just after 3pm on August 11.
Susanna Chowdhury, prosecuting, said officers could smell alcohol on her breath and she was arrested.
A urine sample taken at the police station later revealed 194 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine – the legal limit is 107.
Lock, 50, of Popes Lane, Terrington St Clement, admitted drink-driving.
Roger Glazebrook, representing Lock, said she was a full-time carer for her husband, who suffers with lung disease. He said: “She can’t explain how she was over the limit. She accepts she had been drinking but didn’t think she would be anywhere near the limit.”
Lock was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £100 with £70 costs. The disqualification will be reduced by four months if she completes a drink-driver rehabilitation course.