A WOMAN who crashed her partner's car after drinking ten pints of lager and a bottle of wine has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Emma Smith, 26, who was given a 16-week jail sentence, suspended for a year, was described as 'absolutely gone' when she was found on a verge on Dearne Valley Parkway.

Alan Greaves, defending, told Barnsley Magistrates' Court that Smith had led a normal, uneventful life until February 2012.

He said: "Suddenly, something went wrong and the wheels have come off. Goodness knows what happened in her life. It's a mystery.

"She had had pints and pints and a bottle of wine. She was absolutely gone.

"You cannot realise the regret she feels. Let us hope that by the time she gets her driving licence back she has got herself sorted out."

George Hazel-Owram, prosecuting, said Smith was 'distressed' when police turned up at the roadside.

He said: "She took her partner's car while he was asleep. The car went into a ditch. She had just completed a two-year driving ban."

Smith, of Middlecliffe Lane, Little Houghton, admitted drink driving, taking a car without the owner's consent, having no insurance and breaching a conditional discharge.

She was ordered to undergo six months of alcohol treatment and to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £80. She was also banned from driving for 36 months.