A WOMAN found asleep in her car which was in a farmer's field was more than double the legal alcohol limit, a court has heard.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court was told how RAF veteran Jennifer Davies had been to a work party, but couldn't remember why she had got in her Volkswagen Golf to drive home when arrangements had been made for a lift.

Davies, 30, of Church Street, Barnoldswick, pleaded guilty to driving while over the alcohol limit at court on Thursday, July 28.

She was fined £120 with £85 costs and a £48 victim surcharge, and banned from driving for 17 months.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said police went to the field in Gisburn Old Road, Blacko, and found Davies asleep in the back of her car which was 100 metres from the gate on July 6.

"She was clearly intoxicated and said she had been out with work colleagues," said Miss Cook.

Davies blew 78 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than double the legal drink drive limit of 35mcg per 100ml of breath.

Naima Hussain, mitigating, said Davies had been in the RAF for six years, then worked for BAE Systems before starting a job training engineering apprentices.

"Everyone had been drinking and she can't remember why she got in her car," said Miss Hussain. "Arrangements had been made for her to get a lift home."