A WOMAN has been banned for drug driving in Winchester.

Sarah Jane Dobson, 42, of no fixed abode, was stopped by police in the Christmas campaign on December 22, a court heard.

She was driving a 07-reg Vauxhall Astra on Easton Lane when she was tested and returned a positive result for Benzoylecgonine, a breakdown compound of cocaine.

The reading was 163ug/l when the legal limit is 50.

Dobson admitted the charge and magistrates in Basingstoke disqualified her from driving for 12 months as well as fining her £120 with a £34 victim surcharge and £40 costs.