A CONONLEY woman has been disqualified from driving after pleading guilty to being over the drink-drive limit.

Nichola Holmes, 56, of Main Street, was stopped by police in her Toyota Ago car at around 2.30am on March 17 this year in Cross Hills Road, Cononley.

A roadside breath test was positive and she was arrested.

She was found to have 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Skipton magistrates were told by defence solicitor Gulfraz Khan that Holmes, who was unemployed, had been anxious that day about coronavirus and the effect it was having on her family.

“She went out for a drive not realising she had consumed more alcohol than she should have.

“It was an error of judgement she made. There had been no collision and she is a person with no previous convictions,” he said.

Magistrates disqualified Holmes for 17 months but offered her a drink-driving rehabilitation course which could reduce her sentence by 17 weeks if successful. She was also ordered to pay a fine of £120, a surcharge of £32 and court costs of £85.