A woman was arrested for drink-driving - after reversing into an off-duty police officer’s car.

Beverley Johnson was leaving the Mecca Bingo club in Dewsbury when the incident occurred.

The mobile burger van owner now faces unemployment after Kirklees magistrates banned her from driving.

The Huddersfield court heard that the accident happened in the Railway Street car park at 9.30pm on November 13.

Prosecutor Vanessa Jones said that the officer saw Johnson reversing out of a parking space, coming towards him and colliding with his vehicle.

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He called police after he spoke to the 53-year-old and believed that she had been drinking.

Roadside breath tests showed that she had 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Cheryl Ford, mitigating, said that her client had been out playing bingo with friends and only drunk two pints of Fosters.

She told the court that Johnson didn’t consider herself to be over the limit when she got behind the wheel.

Miss Ford added that the burger van owner would no longer be able to carry out her employment due to the offence.

Magistrates banned Johnson, of Doncaster Road in Pontefract, from driving for 18 months. Johnson also has to pay £250 fine, £250 costs and £25 victim surcharge.