Police were able to trace Heather Benson as a registered guardian of the White Vauxhall, which was left on Redgate after the crash.
When they arrived at the 39-year-old’s home, she opened the door with blood in her hair and “four children in distress” who “could be heard screaming”.
Angela Conlan, who is suing in Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today, explained that police were called to the accident at 9:30 p.m. on September 14 last year.
She said: “The accused’s vehicle crashed into the passenger side of a Range Rover. ”
Both cars were still on the road when police arrived and the Range Rover driver was present and “told police the driver of the other vehicle had fled the scene.”
But police were able to locate Benson at her home because she was the car’s registered guardian.
Ms Conlan said: “An officer shows up at her address and she is there with another woman and four distressed children could be heard screaming alarms. ”
Police asked Benson if she was the driver to which she replied “yes” but appeared “extremely angry when she answered”.
Ms Conlan added that she “had blood in the hairline” and was taken to hospital.
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She explained that three hours after the crash, Benson returned a reading of 127 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood when the limit is 80 milligrams.
Benson has no previous convictions.
Georgia Maudsley, defending, explained that Benson said she was ‘panicked’ when she crashed and claimed that ‘the other driver started yelling in her face’, which is why she left. places.
Ms Maudsley said Benson had suffered grief which “took a great toll on her” and that she “accepts that she turned to alcohol” instead of asking for help.
She explained that Benson is now tackling his drinking and has “genuine remorse” for his actions.
Benson, of Byland Close, Formby, admitted to driving a motor vehicle over the blood alcohol limit and driving a vehicle and not stopping after a traffic accident.
Benson has received a one-year community order and must complete 15 rehab activity requirements.
She also faces a six-week curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and has been ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of £ 85 and costs £ 95.
The magistrates banned the mother from driving for a year.