A WOMAN who has previously been banned from the roads was disqualified yet again for getting behind the wheel with cocaine in her blood.

Victoria Rachel Curtis, of Clarence Park Road in Pokesdown, initially admitted driving while disqualified on dates in December 2016 and January 2017 and falsely stating she had no points on her licence.

In January 2018, she was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay a surcharge and costs.

In April of last year, she was caught driving near her home after taking cocaine.

Tests revealed she had 17 micrograms of cocaine and more than 200 micrograms of its derivative benzoylecgonine per litre of her blood. The limits are 10µg/l and 50 50µg/l respectively.

Curtis admitted two counts of drug driving and one of the commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence in November 2018, having failed to turn up to court to enter her pleas in August.

She was sentenced to a community order, under which she must comply with a 'thinking skills' programme for 29 days and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. She was also banned from driving for 36 months.