A WOMAN who lost control of her Mercedes on a bend was later found to be more than three times the legal drink-drive limit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Inese Glinska, who was wearing her dressing gown when she was arrested, assaulted two police officers as they tried to arrest her, kneeing one in the face, kicking the other in the head and trying to bite both officers.

Glinska, 52, of Cross Street, Brierfield, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker and driving with excess alcohol.

She was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report with a warning from the magistrates that the sentencing bench would have the option of committing her to the Crown Court to be sentenced if they considered their powers of punishment to be inadequate. The defendant gave a breathalyser reading of 113 against the legal limit of 35

Sajeeda Ismail, prosecuting, said police were called in the early hours of June 25 by a member of the public who had seen Glinska crash her car at a bend on Clitheroe Road, Nelson.

When police arrived Glinska, who was wearing her dressing gown, was clearly drunk. She confirmed she had been drinking but denied driving.

"She was taken to hospital but at one point got of the bed and tried to leave," said Miss Ismail.

"A female officer who tried to stop her was kneed in the head and the defendant tried to bite her. The officer had to pull her head backwards to prevent that happening."

Miss Ismail said a second female officer tried to apply leg restraints and she was kicked in he head.

"The defendant also tried to bite her," said Miss Ismail.

Sardar Asgar, defending, said his client had no previous convictions and while they were serious offences there were no actual injuries to the officers.

"I would suggest the case can be dealt with at this court," said Mr Asgar.