An ambulance worker crashed while over the drink-drive limit as she fled in her car from a man she had just met through an online dating site, a court heard.Deborah Fogarty-Walker, 46, hit the back of a lorry as she drove away from an address in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, because she was in “fear of her own safety”.The mother of six decided to leave the property she had visited when the man became aggressive, magistrates were told.Fogarty-Walker, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court and expects to be sacked from her emergency services job after the lorry driver found her to be smelling of alcohol and unsteady on her feet. In a statement, the YAS said: “Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is aware of today’s court case involving a member of staff.”We can confirm that appropriate disciplinary action is under way.” Ms Clark said: “She knows all about the consequences of drink-driving, having been to the scene of many an accident where drinking has been involved.”What happened on the night in question, she was travelling to Doncaster, and she has fallen foul of the pitfalls of internet dating.”She’d had two drinks, one of which was a glass of wine and the other was a vodka cocktail, which had been mixed for her.”The man she was with became aggressive and she began to fear for her own safety. She decided she would just try to get as far away as quickly as she could.” Ms Clark added: “She feels she’s let herself down. The impact of what she has done has hit her extremely hard and the consequences of the inevitable disqualification is devastating for her. She has sought help for her problems.”Fogarty-Walker was disqualified from driving for 17 months and ordered to complete 125 hours of unpaid work over the next year.Sentencing, chairman of the bench Ray Sampson said: “We’ve listened carefully to the details of the offence and we’ve listened to what your representative has had to say.”There is little else we can say, other than to say that the circumstances you found yourself in were upsetting and regrettable.” The court heard the lorry driver had “felt a jolt to the rear” after the incident on the M62 on October 15.He pulled over and discovered Fogarty-Walker’s Peugeot 208 had crashed into the back of his vehicle.After police attended the scene, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) worker was breathalysed and found to be over the drink-driving limit by almost two and a half times.Theresa Clark, defending, said her client, who pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while over the limit, was expecting to lose “the job that she loves” as a result of her conviction. The man she was with became aggressive and she began to fear for her own safety. She decided she would just try to get as far away as quickly as she couldTheresa Clark, defending Deborah Fogarty-Walker said she expects to be sacked from Yorkshire Ambulance Service Credit:Ben Lack Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.