A BEAUTY technician was found slumped behind the wheel of her car by officers after workers at a supermarket grew concerned for her.

Irina Krivoseja, worried employees when her car had made contact with a bollard inside the car park at Tesco, in Bursledon, a court heard.

Police were contacted by staff and when they arrived they saw 36-year-old Krivoseja in nearby bushes.

Prosecutor Graham Heath told Southampton Magistrates’ Court: “The defendant was found slumped over the steering wheel and police were called to out of concern.

“When officers arrived, it appeared the defendant had felt the need to go into nearby bushes.”

Krivoseja was made to carry out a road side breath test and when she was told it had failed she was arrested and sent to the station.

Inside Southampton Central Police Station, officers said Krivoseja, who works at a nail salon in Shirley High Street, appeared “giggly” as she tried to carry out an official test inside.

The court heard that only one sample was collected with a reading of 94mg of alcohol in her breath but a second one could not be completed.

The court was told that Krivoseja would “sometimes blow too hard and on other occasions not blow hard enough”.

The legal limit is 35mg and two are needed to confirm the result.

As they were unable to obtain the second sample, the charge of failing to provide a specimen when suspected of causing an offence while in charge of a vehicle was made – a charge she pleaded guilty to.

Steve Tricker, mitigating, told the court that Krivoseja had originally driven to the shop but had not drunk alcohol.

She went drinking nearby and returned back to her car to get a mobile phone and cigarettes when she then got behind the wheel.

Krivoseja, of Coates Road, Southampton, was disqualified from driving for six months.

She was also fined £161 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.