A WOMAN from Wem was disqualified from driving for 17 months after rolling her car while over the drink drive limit.

Michelle Roberts, 34, from Mill Street, Wem, was behind the wheel of her Vauxhall Zafira on Shrewsbury Road in Wem at around 3pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, when she swerved to avoid a speed limit sign after being distracted by her six-month-old child.

Roberts over-corrected the car – which also contained her 18-month-old and three year old children – coming to a rest on its side after colliding with a small brick wall.

Police attended scene, taking a breath test before Roberts and her three children were taken to hospital for minor injuries. taken to Royal Stoke for minor injuries.

An officer attended the hospital to request a blood sample, which was not received until around 8.30pm.

A back calculation was conducted on the blood sample, with the toxicology report suggesting that Roberts would have had 171 milligrams of alcohol in her system.

Roberts said she had been for a drink in Shrewsbury at around 1.30pm, but did not feel drunk and was familiar with the car and the road.

She accepted responsibility for the situation though, adding that she had been suffering from post-natal depression and had developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident.

“I am extremely remorseful for everything that has gone on and have been diagnosed with PTSD since then," said Roberts.

"I am extremely sorry."

Head magistrate Dave Simcock said that Roberts clearly understood the severity of the situation.

“Normally at this stage I bang on about how serious drink driving offences are," said Mr Simcock. "But in this situation you understand that yourself.”

Roberts pleaded guilty to the charge of drink driving, and was fined £287 and disqualified for 17 months.

She also accepted the offer of a drink-driving rehabilitation course.