A WOMAN who crashed at a petrol station while nearly five times the drink-drive limit has today been given a suspended prison sentence.

Angela Richings, 50, was arrested in January after her car hit a petrol pump in Scalby Road, on the outskirts of Scarborough.

Her official breath test reading was 165 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Richings, of Scalby Avenue, today pleaded guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court to drink driving.

She was given an 18-week sentence suspended for a year and disqualified from driving for three years.

Staff at the petrol station phoned police after the acccident. No serious damage was caused to the car or the pump.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The potential consequences of driving while nearly five times the drink drive limit do not bear thinking about.

"The staff in the petrol station did the absolute right thing by calling the police to enable officers to make the arrest and prevent a potentially catastrophic situation.”