AN ISLE of Wight drink-driver almost crashed a moped into an oncoming vehicle following a girls’ night out.

Jennifer Drewery, of Robin Hood Street, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, March 19.

The 34-year-old admitted drink driving in Arreton, on March 3.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, said police had been on mobile patrol, travelling along the A3056, near its junction with Downend Road, when they spotted a Honda moped swerve into the opposite lane.

She said they followed the motor vehicle, and it was seen to narrowly miss an oncoming vehicle before swerving back onto the correct side of the road.

The moped was stopped and its driver – Drewery – was described as being very unsteady on her feet as she got off.

She was arrested and taken into custody, registering a breath-alcohol reading of 94 when the legal limit is 35.

Barry Arnett, defending, said Drewery had never been in trouble with the law before and labelled herself “an idiot” when charged.

He said she was married with four children, and it was a rare girls’ night out which led to her conviction.

Mr Arnett told the bench Drewery had arranged to stay at her parents’ house, which was a ten-minute walk from the pub.

He said, for some inexplicable reason, she got on the moped and drove off.

The court heard she did not have a drinking problem and it had been her first time out in months.

Mr Arnett said it was a very foolish error of judgement.

Drewery saw her case adjourned to May 3 so a pre-sentence report could be drawn up.

She was granted unconditional bail until that date and made subject of an interim disqualification.