AN Ellesmere Port woman was caught drink-driving in the town while disqualified.

Marie Williams, 35, of Overpool Road, pleaded guilty to a total of four charges when she appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 17.

She admitted failing to stop following an accident at the Texaco petrol station, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and driving while nearly three times the drink-drive limit.

Prosecuting, Rachel Thomas said it was at about 12.20am on May 1 when a man who was at the Texaco service station, parked up by a petrol pump, when he saw a Toyota vehicle in front reversing.

He tried to reverse his Mercedes to give the car in front some more room, but the Toyota continued to reverse "at speed" and collided with the man's car.

The man exited his car to speak to the Toyota driver – who was Williams – but she drove off.

Police later saw the car on Station Road and an officer asked her to stop. The officer could smell intoxicants and Williams admitted she did not have a driver's licence or insurance.

Williams gave a reading of 95 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – nearly three times the legal limit.

A 'no comment' interview followed.

Williams had a previous conviction for dangerous driving in 2006.

The court heard Williams had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, but a pre-sentence report would be required from the probation service.

Magistrates adjourned sentencing until June 17. Williams was handed an interim driving ban.