AN ILMINSTER woman accused of being nearly double the drink drive limit while at the wheel of a car denied the offence when she appeared in court.

Zoe Pring, 44, of East Street, was in the dock before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil.

She was charged that on October 5 she drove a Landrover vehicle on Love Lane in Ilminster after consuming excess alcohol.

The charge detailed that following a police breath test she produced a reading of 69mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg of alcohol.

The court was told that the defence required the help of an expert witness for the trial but they were unable to determine availability on the day of the hearing.

The magistrates adjourned the case until December 10 when a further case management hearing will be conducted and the trial date will be fixed.

In the meantime the defendant was released on unconditional bail.