A WOMAN who crashed her car while on an early morning mission to find her boyfriend was more than double the legal drink-drive limit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Sarah Scholes told police she had been drinking the night before but had slept since.

Scholes, 43, of Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was fined £273 with £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 19 months.

Rachel Ottley, prosecuting, said police were called to a crash in Dill Hall Lane, Church, at 7.30am. A car had significant damage to the bumper and a wheel arch and Scholes got out of the driver's seat.

"She said she had been driving and said she had been drinking the night before but had slept since," said Ms Ottley.

Duncan Nightingale, defending, said his partner had been out the night before with her partner and had got to bed about 2.30am.

"She woke up at about 7am and immediately noticed her boyfriend wasn't there," said Mr Nightingale.

"She made some rather frantic phone calls and was led to believe he was at an address on Dill Hall Lane.

"She was driving along that road when she collided with a parked car."