A DRIVER who crashed into a wall in Chapel -le -Dale was over the drink-drive limit, heard Skipton magistrates.

Police received a report of a single car collision on the B6255 at 4.10am on February 17, but when they arrived, the car was being recovered and driver, Stephanie Shepherd, had gone home, the court heard.

Officers went to her address in nearby Ingleton where she provided a positive breath test and confirmed she had not drunk anything after driving. She was taken to the police station where she was found to have 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Shepherd, 27, of Beech Terrace, Warth Lane, a woman of previous good character, admitted drink driving. She told the court she realised she had done wrong and was paying the consequences.

Magistrates banned her from driving for 12 months and fined her £230, with costs of £85 and surcharge of £30. If she completes a drink drivers rehabilitation course, her ban will be reduced by 13 weeks.