A WOMAN who crashed her car on a notorious stretch of road gave a roadside breathalyser reading more than three times the legal limit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Inese Glinska rolled her car several times after crashing into a field at the section of Clitheroe Road in Nelson known as the S Bends.

She was taken to hospital where she assaulted two police officers despite being handcuffed behind her back.

Glinska, 52, of Cross Street, Brierfield, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol and two charges of assaulting an emergency worker. She was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay £120 compensation to each of the police officers. She was banned from driving for 16 months. The court heard the roadside sample was 113 but the evidential sentence, taken four hours later, was 53 against the legal limit of 35.

Farmer Sarah Seed later told the Lancashire Telegraph how Glinska's car had hit one of her prized cows and wrecked a fence which she was left to pay for.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said police arrived at the scene of the crash at about 7.15pm.

Glinska, who was wearing her dressing gown, appeared very intoxicated and was unsteady on her feet.

She was taken to hospital where she began to get aggressive with the officers.

"She tried to run off but was pulled back and managed to knee one of the officers to the face," said Mr Robinson.

"As the other officer tried to apply leg restraints she was also kicked in the face. She tried to bite both officers."

Sardar Asghar, defending, said his client had been in the UK for nine years, had never been in trouble and had always worked.

"She accepts full responsibility for the offences," said Mr Asghar.

"She is genuinely sorry for her actions and hopes she will never find herself before the courts again."

Mr Asghar said on the day of the offences his client had been drinking at home with her partner and they had a row.

She left the house and sat in her car.

Mr Asghar said at the hospital his client felt the handcuffs were too tight and reacted badly.