A CRASH driver who was repeatedly caught behind the wheel while over the drink or drug limit has been banned from the roads for more than two years.

Claire Dobbin, 47, crashed her Nissan Note into a parked Honda Civic in the Tesco Extra car park in Trowbridge last August before driving away, Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard.

A witness heard the woman’s passenger ask “what did you do that for?” after the Nissan scraped the side of the other vehicle.

When she was interviewed by the police, she told the officers she had very little recollection of the incident as she’d recently changed her medication.

On October 26, police were called to reports of a Citroen C3 on its roof in Manor Road, Trowbridge. Dobbin was cut from the vehicle and provided a blood sample, which showed she was one-and-a-half times over the cannabis drug driving limit.

Then, on April 2 this year, a member of the public reported seeing Dobbin’s car hit a bollard then the pavement. She was breathalysed at the roadside and gave a reading of 100mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath – almost three times the legal limit. She later refused to give a sample of urine or blood after telling the police she couldn’t blow into the station intoxilyser as she had asthma and COPD.

Dobbin, of Cavendish Drive, Trowbridge, pleaded guilty to careless driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, failing to provide and drug driving.

Mark Glendenning, mitigating, said his client suffered from poor mental and physical health. She had taken the cannabis to relieve her symptoms.

She was fined £320, banned from driving for 28 months and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge.