A WOMAN who jumped in a car straight after getting an interim driving ban has been given a 16-week jail sentence, suspended for a year.

Heather Gardner, 53, went back to the car which had been left on a main road and decided to move it around the corner where it was safer, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Gus Kennedy, defending, said Gardner had been arrested the previous day for drink driving. He said she had expected her ex-husband to pick up their grandchild from school and had a drink.

When he did not turn up, Gardner 'unwisely' got in the car and did the school run.

Mr Kennedy said: "She was arrested and locked up at the police station for being stroppy. She had a poor night's sleep in the cells and was given the interim driving ban at court.

"When she was in court, she did not pay attention to what was being said.

"Her ex-husband said he would meet her where the car had been left after the hearing. When Mrs Gardner got to the car, it was unlocked, the key was in the ignition and her handbag was on a seat.

"She got in the car to get her handbag but decided to move the car."

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said: "Having been released from court, Mrs Gardner went back to the car to move it."

Gardner, of Middlestones, George Street, Little Houghton admitted driving while banned, being twice the drink drive limit, having no insurance and test certificate.

She was banned from driving for three years, given a 20 week curfew and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £80.