A woman was found trapped in her car after crashing while more than double the drink-drive limit, a court has heard.

Connie Elizabeth Griffiths, 20, of Dukes Meadow, Pendine, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when she appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday.

The court heard that police received reports that a red Citroen was on its side after overturning on the road at Ratford Bridge, Haverfordwest, on June 24.

Ellie Morgan, prosecuting, said: “Police could see a young female inside. She was trapped and very upset.”

Officers smashed a window to get her out of the vehicle and could smell alcohol as they brought her to safety. Griffiths admitted she had been drinking, and a roadside breath test was positive.

She was later found to have 72mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

Mark Layton, defending, said: “Clearly the consequences could have been much worse for Miss Griffiths.”

He added that Griffiths, who had no previous convictions, was highly thought of by her employer, but was likely to lose her job as a result of any disqualification.

“Her licence is essential for her to carry out her duties. This is very much out of character for her.”

Griffiths was fined £275 and ordered to pay £85 costs, plus a £30 victim surcharge.

She was banned from driving for 17 months.