A boozy beauty therapist who damaged cars on her way home from Mansfield was unable to summon enough breath for a test, a court heard.
Dianne Smith’s car was seen leaving the car park on Toothill Lane, in the early hours of May 1, when it damaged a number of vehicles before leaving the scene.
She was stopped in Edwinstowe and found to be over the limit when given a breath test, the court heard.
At Mansfield police station she was given three chances to provide a sample of breath for the formal test, but gave an “insufficient amount on each occasion”, said Robert Carr, prosecuting.
Smith, 46, of Fern Bank Avenue, Walesby, admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis when she appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.
The court heard she had a previous conviction for the same offence from 2000.
Zahra Hussain said Smith, a mother, suffers from anxiety, and panicked when trying to give breath.
She went out with a friend, not intending to drink, but ended up drinking wine, the court heard.
Smith was given a 12 month community order, with 30 days of a rehabilitation activity, and 40 hours of unpaid work.
She was banned from driving for 24 months. She must pay £85 costs with an £85 victim surcharge.