A WOMAN drove the wrong way around a roundabout after drinking just one glass of wine, a court heard.

Appearing at North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold, Lisa Reid, 46, admitted a drink driving charge following the incident on August 2.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said police officers were on patrol when they were overtaken on Wrexham Road by a BMW travelling at around 60mph.

The officers followed the vehicle and watched it turn the wrong way across a mini roundabout before the driver pulled over on Gerald Street, in Wrexham.

A roadside test proved positive and Reid, of Pendas Park, Penley, admitted she had consumed alcohol before she gave a second reading of 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Andy Holliday, defending, said Reid had gone to collect a friend from the pub and had been cajoled into staying for a drink.

She had drunk one large glass of red wine but had not eaten and the drink had put her over the drink driving limit, he said.

Mr Holliday added that the result would be “rather catastrophic” for Reid as she lived in a very rural area with limited public transport and no supermarkets.

Chair of the bench, Michael Jones, disqualified Reid from driving for 12 months and fined her £120.

He said she will also pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.