A MUM was caught drink driving after leaving a house party with her two young children in the car following an argument with her partner.

Tiffany Rowberry was pulled over by officers at 3.30am on Worcester Road, Malvern, on July 21 and found to have 57mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the limit being 35.

The 29-year-old and her partner were at a house party held at her sister’s address, but the defendant decided to leave with her children, aged seven years and six weeks.

Speaking before magistrates last Thursday, Paul Stanley, defending, said his client had “panicked about the environment she was in and wanted to get away with her children”.

“Someone in the house called the police and gave the registration of the car,” he added.

Kerry Lovegrove, prosecuting, said Rowberry, of Knapp Way, Malvern, had had a few drinks with the original plan for her sister’s partner to keep an eye on the children.

Following the argument with her partner, Rowberry did not feel she could stay at the house and had not drunk for some time, so believed she would not be over the limit.

During the argument, Mrs Lovegrove said the defendant picked up one of the children “and refuses to put him down”.

Mr Stanley said his client accepted she would be losing her licence and has been “really quite distressed with the whole situation”.

He said: “It’s totally out of character and she has now got to live with the consequences.”

Charles Townshend, chair of the bench, said: “There’s aggravating features that the children were in the car, but we have taken into account why you left the house when you did.”

Rowberry was disqualified for 12 months and ordered to pay £285 in fines and costs.