A WOMAN has appeared in court after drunkenly trying to move her car at a popular Kirklees park.
Lauren Elliott admitted drink-driving near Wilton Park in Batley.
She also admitted a charge of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence when she appeared before Kirklees magistrates.
The Huddersfield court was told that Elliott was witnessed by police driving a Ford Focus at 4am on July 7.
She was in the car park when the officers pulled her vehicle over.
James Gelsthorpe, prosecuting, said: “In speaking to her they could smell alcohol on her breath.
“A breath test was completed, which the defendant failed.
“She also stated that she only held a provisional driving licence.”
Elliott, 24, was arrested and gave two further breath samples at the police station.
These revealed that she had 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35mg.
Elliott told magistrates that she and her partner had gone for a drink and intended to leave the car.
She said: “I noticed that the car wasn’t straight, I was trying to straighten it out when the officers came round the corner.”
Elliott, of Bradford Road in Batley, said that there were no other vehicles around at the time.
Magistrates agreed to allow her a special reasons hearing, on October 10, so that she can argue against being disqualified.