A WOMAN has admitted being two times over the drink-drive limit after being stopped following an accident in Christchurch.

Alison Hayes, 40, of Hunt Road, Christchurch, pleaded guilty to one charge of driving with excess alcohol and no MOT.

Andrew Cannon, prosecuting, told Bournemouth Magistrates' Court that a breath test reading found 77 micrograms per 100ml of breath. The legal limit for driving is 35mg.

The case was adjourned for sentencing until September 19 to allow enquiries to be made about relevant insurance documents.

Hayes received an interim driving ban in relation to the excess alcohol charge.

Last week the Echo reported that Christchurch teenager Richard Jowett is facing up to a year on crutches after the accident which shattered his leg.

Richard, 16, of Stroud Lane in Mudeford, was riding his scooter along Purewell Road on August 7 when he was involved in the accident. He was thrown from his scooter and flipped on to the concrete kerb.

He spent more than a week in Poole Hospital and is now facing months of physiotherapy.

With his sixth-form studies due to begin in a matter of weeks, Richard fears his injuries will prevent him from being able to carry out the work required for his GNVQ in engineering.

Speaking to the Echo previously, Richard said: "The femur snapped in two. The doctor says it could take up to a year to heal properly and I'm very worried about the problems this could cause my studies because I'll need to be on my feet a lot and then working as an engineer.

"My GNVQ only lasts a year."

Richard was given his 50cc Motorhispania Furia as a birthday present a month before the accident.

First published: August 23