A DRIVER has been given an eight-week suspended jail sentence after she failed to provide a specimen of breath.

Jenny Stag was described as weaving over the road and onto kerbs by police and was stopped while driving in Whitehaven on August 30.

Workington's magistrates' court heard on Monday how Stag had deliberately refused to give a specimen of breath when asked by officers.

The "high level of impairment" was the reason why she was jailed for the offences.

Her sentence was suspended for 12 months due to her being a single parent, her apprenticeship to become a teaching assistant and because she showed genuine remorse for her actions.

Stag, of Cockfield Drive in the Westfield area of Workington, must complete 15 rehabilitation requirement days.

She must also pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £128 and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The 28-year-old was also banned from driving for 30 months.