A landlady’s rescue horses could face a bleak future after she admitted drink-driving following an incident at her pub.

Sally Allen, of Wentworth Close, Hubberston, Milford Haven, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when she appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, January 8.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the court that police stopped Allen’s Nissan Qashqai in St Annes Road, Milford Haven, at 12.30am on December 14, after receiving information from a member of the public about a potential drink-driver.

A roadside breath-test was positive and Allen was later found to have 59mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

Mr Pritchard-Jones added that there was no suggestion of bad driving.

Jonathan Webb, defending, said Allen, a pub landlady, was previously of clean character, and appeared in court following a strange set of circumstances.

The court heard that Allen, 36, was at home in bed when she had a call about a woman causing a ‘huge disturbance’ in the pub and threatening staff.

“She had consumed alcohol earlier and had slept. She thought that she was completely okay to drive.”

Mr Webb said it was hoped Allen could calm the situation in the pub, but she was unable to and decided to take the woman home with the assistance of another person who helped to restrain her and bundle her into the car.

“She was trying to do what she thought was best.”

The bench heard that Allen would find it difficult to travel from home to the pub, or to look after a number of rescue horses she owned in Johnston.

“It is going to be nigh on impossible. They are rescue horses, she took in because people did not want them, no-one else will take these horses, there is no answer, other than a bleak one and they will have to be put down.

“This is a miss-judgement which is going to cost her dearly.”

Magistrates fined Allen £120 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

She was banned from driving for 15 months.