A SHOP worker quit her job after colleagues called the police and she subsequently failed a breath test.

Angela Webb had just arrived home from work at a Co-operative store when police breathalysed her and found her to be over the limit.

The 55-year-old represented herself when appearing before magistrates on Thursday and was banned from driving for 17 months.

Roger Bleazard, prosecuting, said Webb was swaying and slurring her speech as officers pulled her over at 10am on Monday, June 18.

Webb apologised to the court and said she had been drinking alcohol over the previous weekend and had also had a glass of wine before work.

“My partner left for work at 1.30am which woke up myself and the dogs,” she explained.

“I admit I had a glass of wine before I went back to bed which I apologise for. I didn’t realise it would affect me that much. I am sorry.”

She said the white Dacia Duster car she was driving is in her ex-husband’s name and he has since taken it back, meaning she no longer had a car.

Webb, of of Albert Road, Evesham, went on to say: “I resigned from my job. They had called the police. I jumped before I was pushed.”

Vernon Nibbs, chairman of the bench, said the defendant’s ban would be reduced by 17 weeks if she completes an awareness course.

Webb initially said she wasn’t interested in doing the course, but agreed to do it after being advised by the court that she will not get the option to do the course again if she refused.

As well as the ban, she was also ordered to pay £190 in fines and costs.