A work Christmas party landed a mother-of-one with a three year ban after she drove by Grantham Police Station when three times over the limit.
Angela Dykes, 31, of Chivers Close, Barrowby, admitted drink driving.
Steven Williams, defending, said Dykes was remorseful and determined not to get into the situation again.
Dykes, who is studying at the University of Sheffield, was not planning to drink but changed her mind and decided to get a taxi home. However, she became unwell and decided to drive home.
Dykes was given a 12-month community order with supervision and a drink driving awareness programme. She was disqualified for three years and made to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.