A WOMAN seen driving a car in the early hours with no lights on climbed into the back seat and claimed she was a passenger when she was stopped by police.

Blackburn magistrates heard Corallena Loveridge eventually admitted she had been the driver of he Nissan Juke and that she was disqualified.

Loveridge, 28, of Ash Grove, Darwen, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance in Bolton Road, Blackburn, on January 23.

She was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 15 rehabilitation activity days and a nine months drug rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was also fined £10 and ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge.