A WHITEHAVEN mother-of-two who admitted drink-driving was banned for 17 months.

Brogan Tyler Agnew, 25, of Muncaster Road, admitted the offence when she appeared at the magistrates court in Workington on Friday.

The court heard police received a call on June 27 at around 2.40am to report a BMW "driving erratically" in Lowca.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, told magistrates that officers identified the car on West Croft Terrace, which was being driven by Agnew, and stopped it in the rugby club's carpark.

Mrs Jackson said: "Officers could smell alcohol in her breath." She was found with 60mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35.

Ian Nancollis, defending, said Agnew had never found herself before the courts.

He asked the magistrates to take into consideration her cooperation with the police when she was stopped and also her guilty plea.

Magistrates banned Agnew for 17 months, but her ban could be shortened by 17 weeks if she successfully completes a drink-driver's rehabilitation course. She must also pay a fine of £122, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £35.