A WOMAN has been banned from the road for drug driving.

Ellen Saunders, 27, of Buttermere Close, Millbrook, Southampton, was in a 09-reg Ford Fiesta when caught by police on the M3 near Basingstoke on October 24.

She pleaded guilty to driving over the legal limit for cocaine and its derivative, benzoylecgonine.

Magistrates in Basingstoke disqualified her for 12 months, fined her £120 with a £32 victim surcharge. She also admitted possession of cocaine and was fined another £60.