A NURSE has been banned from the roads for drink driving.

The court heard that Elizabeth Harvey had a glass of wine with her pizza but asked for a new glass as it did not meet her expectations.

She was reported to police as she was reported to be swerving across the A4440 in Worcester. When police took an alcohol reading, she measured 53 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Harvey, 63, of Cradley, Malvern, currently works in Leamington Spa as a nurse, but Simon Rollason, defending said that she would have to quit this job.

He said: "She lives in a village just outside Malvern but works in Leamington Spa.

"It would just not be a financial option to get a taxi to work.

"She has been working as a nurse for 45 years.

"Her home is rented, which she stands to lose as she is going to have a period of unemployment and she has reported it to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

"She went for a pizza and ordered a 175 millilitres glass of wine but it was not good wine so she asked for a fresh glass. But she had drunk a lot of the first glass."

Harvey, who lives near Rectory Lane, was banned from driving for 14 months, handed a £300 fine, a £30 victim surcharge and costs of £135.

She admitted the offence at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday November 9.