An Isle of Wight drink driver, who was nearly four times the legal limit, was like a "deer in headlights" after "ramming" her car into two vehicles on a residential street, a court has heard.

Natasha Cavanagh, of St Andrews Street, Cowes, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Friday, January 19.

She admitted driving a vehicle when above the legal limit in East Cowes, on January 4, 2024.

After crashing on King's Road, the court heard how Cavanagh, 38, was found sat in her car by members of the public, who had to stop her from driving off.

Prosecuting, Liz Miller, said they had to lean in the car and switch the engine off. They said "she was very dazzled, like a deer in headlights."

A bottle of vodka was found next to her, three quarters full and Cavanagh was so drunk, she could not remember her home address.

Police arrived and she was arrested and taken to Newport Police Station.

Cavanagh registered a breath-alcohol reading of 130 when the legal limit is 35.

Ms Miller said members of the public saw a text message appear on her mobile, which warned 'do not go out drink driving, you will be locked up'.

Defending, Oscar Vincent, said Cavanagh is "vulnerable" and is someone who has suffered previous trauma.

He said she has had issues with alcohol in the past and had stopped drinking altogether, but an "unexpected family issue" caused a large amount of upset and triggered a "single day relapse".

He said she has little recollection of the incident and does not challenge the facts.

Magistrates ordered a pre-sentence report be carried out.

Cavanagh is due to appear at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on March 1 and was given an interim driving ban, until her next appearance.