A woman who crashed near children leaving school was found to have had more than four times as much alcohol as the drink drive limit allows.
Teresa Atkins failed a roadside breath test after the collision in Wrestwood Road, Bexhill, on Monday 4 December.
Atkins, 49, of Wentworth Close, Bexhill, was found to have 157 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres (ml) of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
She was taken into custody and took another breath test which found that she had 142 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
Atkins appeared before Brighton magistrates the next day when she became among the first to be convicted as part of the annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving by Sussex Police.
She admitted driving a blue Peugeot 207 Sport above the legal alcohol limit, driving without valid insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
Atkins was remanded on bail to appear for sentencing at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 March – and given an interim driving ban in the meantime.
Sussex Police said: “Her arrest happened as part of Operation Limit, a nationwide campaign to tackle drink and drug driving which runs from Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January.
“In keeping with previous campaigns, some of those convicted of these offences will be identified by Sussex Police.”
The aims include helping to “raise awareness of the campaign and to highlight the consequences as a deterrent to others to prevent them committing the same offences”.
PC Graham Fox, the investigating officer from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This collision happened at school pick up time when there was a large number of young children walking along the pavement.
“Her actions were reckless and it is extremely lucky that she did not cause serious harm to herself, the other driver and anyone else on the road.”
Superintendent Rachel Glenton, head of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Those who commit these offences risk punishments which include being disqualified from driving, heavy fines and even the risk of going to prison.
“These are nothing compared to the risk they pose of causing serious harm or even the death of themselves or other road users.
“Drink or drug driving is one of the main causes of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads.
“That is why we continue to urge people to take steps to prevent drink and drug driving such as persuading loved ones not to drive and taking sensible steps such as pre-booking taxis or walking home.
“Our officers are determined to catch offenders to help keep our roads safe.”