A drink-driving dental nurse has lost her licence for 20 months.

Shannon Elizabeth Lewis, of Honeyborough Grove, Neyland, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal limit when she appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, January 29.

Sophie Hill, prosecuting, said Lewis’ Ford Fiesta was driven towards them without its headlights on in Neyland on January 12.

“It was swerving from side to side and crossing the white line.”

Officers followed the car and it came to an abrupt stop in School Lane. Lewis, 22, who was previously of clean character, provided a positive road-side breath sample.

She was found to have 84mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than double the legal limit of 35mg.

Mike Kelleher, defending, said Lewis had no intention of driving home on the night in question, but returned to her vehicle to collect her house key.

“She went to pick it up and sat in the driver’s seat, and took the foolish decision that she was okay to drive, and clearly she was not.”

Mr Kelleher added that the incident had been a ‘sobering experience’ for Lewis, and her job as a dental nurse was in question as she had to travel between several practices.

Magistrates imposed a £190 fine and banned her from driving for 20 months.

She was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.