A concerned member of the public alerted police to a drink-driver swerving across the road after leaving a fundraising event.

Sara Marie Evans, of Carmarthen Road, Kilgetty, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when she appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, October 8.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that police received a call from a concerned member of the public in the early hours of June 30, stating they had suspicions that a woman was drink-driving, as her Mini Cooper was swerving all over the A40 at Sleddau.

A roadside breath-test was positive and Evans, 47, was found to have 203mg of alcohol in 100ml of urine when taken to the police station, the legal limit is 107mg.

Katy Hanson, defending, said Evans, who was previously of clean character had cooperated fully with the police and was extremely emotional about coming to court.

She added that Evans had been under a large amount of stress during the year.

“On this evening they went to a fundraising concert at Wolfscastle. They booked a room and fully intended to stay there.”

The court heard that Evans was upset when she got behind the wheel following an argument.

Miss Hanson said: “It was a stupid decision, but not the way that this lady would normally behave.”

She added that Evans had to travel throughout the UK for her business, and was unsure how she would cope following her inevitable disqualification.

“It is going to be extremely difficult. She is clearly devastated to be before the court, and this will have a huge impact on her and this family.”

Evans was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £461. Magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a £47 surcharge.