A MOTHER who was more than six times the legal drug drive limit has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Sarah Taylor was seen to overshoot a junction in Coniston Road, in Basingstoke, and was stopped by police. A drugs wipe came back positive. 

The 54-year-old was found to have 362ug/l of benzoylecgonine - major metabolite of cocaine - in her blood. The legal limit is 50ug.

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At Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Thursday (June 23) Taylor, of Lukes Close, pleaded guilty to driving over the drug drive limit.

In mitigation Rob Chandler said that Taylor was sorry for the incident and has no previous convictions.

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He added: "Life had been tough recently for her and she had taken the drugs at a party.”

Magistrates disqualified her from driving for 12 months and ordered her to pay a £440 fine, surcharges of £34 and costs of £85.

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