A DRINK DRIVER who was caught by police at almost four times the limit had failed to stop after a crash in Bournemouth earlier that day.

Chloe Gaudion, aged 44, was charged with two motoring offences relating to events that took place on June 26.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: "At around 11.30am on June 26 officers stopped a suspected drink driver in a Dacia Logan in Ham Lane in Ferndown. The female driver carried out a positive roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

"While she was in custody, officers received a report of a fail-to-stop collision that had occurred at around 10am the same day involving the same Dacia Logan and another vehicle. This was a damage only collision with no injuries. The woman was further arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following an accident."

Appearing at Poole Magistrates' Court on September 21, Gaudion, of Southbourne Road, Bournemouth, admitted drink driving and failing to stop after an accident in which damage was caused to another vehicle on the A338 Cooper Dean.

The defendant was disqualified from driving for 36 months and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and 30 days of activities or appointments with the probation service.

Magistrates also issued her with a £100 fined, £95 surcharge fee and £85 court costs.