Woman dressed as Princess Leia stopeed for Drink Driving
Leanne and Luke Dodds were stopped by police after returning from a fancy dress party after their Ford Mondeo was spotted swerving across the road on April 5.
Police found the mother-of-two Dodds, 28, dressed in white robes with plaited hair, while her husband was wearing robes.
When breathalysed she was more than twice over the legal drink driving limit.
The pair were stopped on a village road in Murton, Co Durham.
Mr Hodgson said: "She was dressed as Princess Leia and her husband as Luke Skywalker and they found it was a bit embarrassing to walk the streets of Murton dressed in their costumes.
"She didn't intend to have a drink when she went to the party. She should not have been driving and she realises now it was a very bad idea."
Magistrates banned Dodds from driving for 20 months, fined her £255 and ordered her to pay £60 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
She was also offered a place on the drink drive awareness course.
Chairman of the bench Keith King said: "Fancy dress, we've no doubt all been there and done it, and taken precautions out to avoid walking along streets, taken a taxi, but on that night you used your own vehicle."