A Fenland woman who was found to be driving more than three times the limit has been disqualified from driving for nearly two years.

On the evening of March 26, a member of the public called 999 to report concerns for the driver of a red Chevrolet.

They had seen the car the almost collide with a metal barrier on the A141 at Manea Road, drive on the grass verge numerous times, stall numerous times and almost cause a head-on collision with a van before crashing into a parked Ford Kuga in West Park Street.

Officers found the car in London Road and spoke with the driver, Julie Wool, 56, who was swaying back and forth and struggling to keep her eyes open.

She was arrested after a roadside breath test gave a reading of 133, almost four times the legal limit of 35.

After giving an evidential reading of 87 in custody, Wool, of London Road, Chatteris, was charged with drink driving. Which she admitted at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday May 1, and was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for one year and ten months.

PC Thomas Harrod, who investigated, said: “I would like to thank the member of public who called us when they noticed Wool’s concerning behaviour and allowed us to locate her before any further damage could be caused.

“There is no excuse when it comes to drink driving, if you are going to have a drink please arrange alternative transport.

“Getting behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs is selfish and puts lives at risk.”

The force operates a dedicated, confidential hotline – 0800 032 0845 – which is available 24/7 and provides the public with the chance to provide information about anyone they think may be driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Information about drink driving, the law and the penalties, can be found on the force’s dedicated road safety information webpages.