POLICE stopped a shopper driving off drunk.
Officers were called after staff refused to sell Maxine Withall, 48, at a Tesco Express because they believed she was drunk.
Staff told police they believed Withall, from Bognor, had been drink-driving and officers stopped Withall from starting her car to drive away, on December 17.
Tests later proved she was three times the drink-drive limit.
Withall, of Sloe Gardens, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when she appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 7.
She was banned from driving for 24 months, made the subject of a community order.
She must also pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.