A drug-driving pensioner tried to "blag" police by giving them a dead woman's name instead of her own, a court heard.

Sandra Robinson, of Llys Arthur in Towyn, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The 68-year-old admitted that on February 9 this year, she drove a motor vehicle on the A55 at Northop whilst over the limit for amphetamines, while uninsured and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

She also admitted that on that occasion she obstructed a police officer.

The court heard she was found to have no less than 640 microgrammes of amphetamines per litre of blood - the limit being 250.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said on the day of the offence, Robinson was seen driving on the A55.

Police made three attempts to get her to stop, and when she finally did she appeared "nervous" and had dilated pupils.

Police checked for an insurance policy against the information she gave them - but "it turned out she'd given them the details of her partner's deceased ex-wife."

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In mitigation, the court heard Robinson - an "old aged pensioner" who is "not earning a great deal" - accepted she had been dishonest with the officers.

The court heard she spends her time volunteering to help a woman in her 80s with daily needs such as shopping.

Summarising the defendant's conduct with the police officer, District Judge Gwyn Jones said she'd "tried to blag him."

He continued: "You gave a false name in relation to this matter.


"A call was made to your husband and he was in the precarious position of trying to protect the two women in his life."

The District Judge handed down fines of £150 for drug driving, £150 for obstructing police, £100 for having no insurance and no separate penalty for for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Robinson must pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

She was banned from driving for 20 months.

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