SWANMORE woman Tina Lowe has been banned for 25 months after driving with excess alcohol.

Lowe, 50, of Vicarage Lane, was stopped by police at the Hunters Inn, Cott Street, Swanmore, on October 6 as she drove a 63-reg Skoda Fabia.

Her alcohol reading was 104 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35. She admitted the charge.

Magistrates imposed a community order with the requirement to attend a 14-day alcohol-impaired drivers programme and a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 10 days.

She was also fined £260 with an £85 victim surcharge and £105 costs. The ban will be cut by 190 days if Lowe passes a course by March 16 2019.