AN ISLE of Wight drink-driver three-times over the limit drove on the wrong side of the road and caused a head-on crash.

Susan McGregor, of Youngwoods Way, Alverstone, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Friday, March 22.

At a previous hearing in February, the 56-year-old admitted drink driving in her home village, on June 1 of last year.

The court heard she initially denied the charge but went on to change her plea.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, said a member of the public observed a poor standard of driving and followed the vehicle.

McGregor was swerving and driving on the wrong side of the road, and the erratic driving resulted in a head-on collision.

Ms Miller told the bench police attended McGregor’s home, and found her asleep in an upstairs bedroom.

The court heard she told police she consumed a bottle of wine while cooking after she got home, and in custody, she registered a breath-alcohol reading of 114 when the legal limit is 35.

Barry Arnett, defending, said the damage caused in the crash was not great, and the letter of apology she wrote was very sincere and genuine.

McGregor was disqualified from driving for 25 months.

She was made subject of a 12-month community order, to include 80 hours of unpaid work, and must pay costs of £85 and a £114 surcharge.