A woman was yesterday convicted in the Blenheim District Court of drink-driving after she was found slumped over her car's steering wheel in the Pak ‘n Save car park last month.
Debra Raewyn Giles appeared in court yesterday facing a charge of driving with excess blood-alcohol after the incident on September 9.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Graham Single told the court how Giles was driving on Middle Renwick Rd in Blenheim about 8.45pm when a member of the public saw her swerving into oncoming traffic, nearly causing a collision.
The witness was so concerned she followed Giles into the Pak 'n Save car park, and then called the police.
When police arrived, Giles was slumped over the steering wheel of her car.
She admitted she had been drinking, and a blood-alcohol test showed a reading of 191 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
The legal limit is 80 mcg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
Giles was convicted and remanded on bail for sentencing on November 18.
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