A Tycroes hairdresser has appeared before Llanelli magistrates after driving her white Mercedes whilst over the legal drink-drive limit.

Pleading guilty to the charge was Rebecca Edge, 31, of Parc Gwernen, Fforestfach.

Crown Proseucutor David Bentley said the incident took place at 12.40am on June 4 after police were informed that two people could be heard arguing outside a property in Parc Gwernen.

“When they arrived they heard the woman shouting "Give me the keys. Get off me", at which point she jumped into her Mercedes A200 and drove off."


She was followed by the police officers and, when apprehended, said she had been assaulted by her partner but had driven away in order that she could phone her brother.

A subsequent breath test gave a reading of 69 mcg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

But her solicitor, Mr Richard Morgan, said her mitigation was strong.

“She is one of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever come across,” he said.

“This is going to have a monumental impact on her, but given the sort of individual she is, and with her work ethic, she will make it work, one way or another.”

Mr Morgan said that Edge is employed as a hairdresser at Slick Salon which is located in Swansea Uplands and the Picton Arcade, Swansea. 

She also works as an administrative assistant to a financial advisor.

After considering the mitigation, magistrates agreed to a leniency request and reduced her disqualification from 15 months to 12 months.

She was fined £280 and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge and £85 costs.