A CHESTER woman who crashed her car into a parked vehicle was over the drink-drive limit.

Charlotte Christine Miles, 30, of Rose Close, had been at the wheel of her Ford Fiesta when the collision happened on the night of December 1, 2020, Chester Magistrates Court heard on Monday, April 26.

Miles was not present in court to be sentenced, as she was awaiting a Covid test, but submitted guilty pleas to drink-driving and failing to stop after an accident through her defence solicitor Steve Coupe on what was due to be her trial date.

Prosecuting, Michael O'Kane said police were called to an incident that night where they had heard "a screech and a thud".

It emerged Miles, driving her Ford Fiesta, had been in a collision with a VW Golf, causing minor off-side damage.

When giving a breath sample, she blew a reading of 56 microgramme of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, compared to the legal limit of 35.

She had no previous convictions.

Mr Coupe, defending, said it had been a "monumental error of judgment".

Miles was looking to start a college course later this year to better herself, and a driving ban would have an impact on her life.

District Judge Nicholas Sanders said Miles would receive some credit for her guilty plea and banned her from driving for 18 months.

She was fined £260 and must pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.