A woman attracted the attention of police when she got lost as she drove home.

Blackburn magistrates heard Lauren Collier was breathalysed and found to be more than double the drink drive limit on August 5.

Collier, 35, of Halstead Lane, Barrowford, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was fined £120 with £85 costs and £48 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 12 months.

Julia Draper, prosecuting, said officers on patrol saw a Vauxhall Corsa being driven erratically in Edisford Road, Clitheroe.

When they stopped the car, they could smell alcohol on Collier, who had been driving, and she admitted having a drink earlier in the evening.

She gave a roadside reading of 93mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath and a police station reading of 77mcg, both more than double the legal limit of 35mcg per 100ml of breath.

Bill Rawstron, mitigating, said his client had been out for the day and was meant to stay over with friends.

“She took the decision not to stay and drove home via rural roads,” said Mr Rawstron.

“When the police saw her she was not driving erratically, she was lost. She was looking right and left for the next turning.”

Mr Rawstron said at the time of the offence his client was going through a "bad patch".

“She accepts she was drinking too much and she has now sought and is receiving help,” said Mr Rawstron.