CHARGES against a Huddersfield woman involved in a motorway accident at Rochdale a year ago have been dropped.

Marie Ann Georgina Sharp, 34, of Hopkinson Road, Sheepridge, had maintained a plea of not guilty to charges of driving without due care and attention on the M62 at Rochdale last April and of failing on two occasions to provide a specimen of breath.

At Rochdale Magistrates Court the prosecution announced it was offering no evidence in respect of the due care allegation.

It was also decided the police had followed the wrong procedures in respect of a breath test and no evidence was again offered.

Sharp was discharged. It was the ninth hearing of the case which had been due to go to trial.

Miss Lisa Alcock, prosecuting, said Sharp had been found in an unconscious state following an accident on the motorway and therefore could not take a breath test.

She had been taken to Rochdale Infirmary where police had tried to obtain another breath specimen and, it is alleged, were refused once the patient had recovered from treatment.

Miss Alcock said it was clear Sharp was medically unfit at the time and that police had followed incorrect procedures.