A 46-year-old woman has been banned from the roads for three years after she was caught almost four times over the drink-drive limit.

Maria Ball, of Cavendish Gardens in Trimley St Martin, near Felixstowe, pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich on Monday, June 10.

Officers stopped a Vauxhall Adam in High Road in Trimley at about 12.45pm on May 2 after being flagged down by a member of the public.

Ball provided a roadside breath test of 158 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving. 

She was taken to Martlesham police investigation centre, where she gave a lower reading of 138 microgrammess in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Ball was sentenced to 20 weeks behind bars, suspended for 24 months.

She was also banned from driving for 36 months, ordered to attended a rehabilitation activity requirement, pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £154.