A woman will appear in court later this month after being charged with drink-driving.

Joanne Praill lost control of her Vauxhall Corsa and struck a lamp post in Alderton Hill, Loughton, at 8.30pm on January 6.

She was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital after sustaining a serious shoulder injury and was later arrested.

Praill was charged yesterday with driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance.

The 49-year-old, of Baldwins Hill in Loughton, is currently on police bail prior to her appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on March 31.