A DRIVER who got behind the wheel after taking cocaine and ecstasy has been banned from the roads for 15 months.

Helen Esnar, 44, failed tests for the two substances after being pulled over in her Mercedes Benz in Cemetery Road, Radcliffe, last November.

Esnar, of Sergeants Lane, Whitefield, pleaded guilty to three offences of breaching drug-driving limits when she appeared before Manchester magistrates.

The level of cocaine metabolites in her blood was seven times the legal limit, the court was told.

She was also fined £140 with £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge, alongside the disqualification,