A DRINK-driver from Keighley who carried on driving after colliding with another car was more than three times over the limit, magistrates heard.

Emma Shellaber, 27, was involved in the collision in Craven Street, Skipton. She was found to have 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35.

A pre-sentence report revealed that Shellaber had drunk two bottles of wine and half a litre of gin the night before and had had just an hour’s sleep before going to work. She had been sent home by her employer and had since lost her job.

Shellaber, of previous good character, admitted drink driving on June 12. In mitigation, Siobhan White said Shellaber was a single mother living in rented accommodation and had had her car for only two weeks.

Shellaber, of Haincliffe Road, will be subject to a two-month curfew as part of a 12-month community order. She will also have to carry out up to 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days. She was also banned from driving for 28 months – to be reduced by 28 weeks on completion of a course – and will have to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £85.