A HIGH-flying lawyer smashed her luxury 4X4 Porsche into a wall after getting drunk on white wine at work, a court heard.
Natasha Banjo, 40, was 14 points over the alcohol limit when she overshot a junction in her three litre Cayenne and careered into a front garden.
She had been drinking with colleagues at her office near Bolton, Greater Manchester, where one of them had brought in food and wine.
A court heard the mum-of-three had planned to stay overnight at the office to work on a case, but instead decided to drive home at 12.30am.
Vincent Yip, prosecuting, said: ''Miss Banjo was driving her Porsche vehicle at the time down Lever Edge Lane and there’s a T-junction.
''But she has passed across the junction and continued into a front garden.
"She caused damage to the front garden wall and damage to her own vehicle. Police attended and Miss Banjo was checked over by the paramedics."
The crash happened on November 4 three months after Banjo was working at Bolton-based Goldman Knightley as a personal injury claims and clinical negligence lawyer.
Tests showed the solicitor, who apologised for her actions, had 94 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of the blood.
The legal limit for alcohol in blood is 80mg.
In mitigation, defence lawyer Simon Morton said: ''She was one of three directors.
"One of the other directors brought food and wine to the office at some point during the course of the evening.
“Her intention was that she would work through the night and not return...
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