A woman who hit a car she was trying to overtake while over the drink-drive limit then crashed “in panic”, a court has heard.
Inga Berzina, 29, of The Green, South Creake, had drunk mulled wine with friends prior to the incident on Ringstead Road, Thornham, on the evening of November 27, Lynn magistrates heard.
She was subsequently found to have 77 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
She admitted to police she had been driving too fast and was also found to be driving without insurance and on a Latvian licence which was not valid as she has been resident in Britain for nine years.
Berzina, who admitted charges of drink-driving, failing to stop, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance during a hearing on Thursday, was fined a total of £550 and banned from driving for 40 months.
She was also told to pay £50 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.