A drink-driver from Solihull was so paralytic she drove for over two miles without noticing one of her wheels had fallen off.
Hairdresser Laura Hewlett-Conway was arrested after being spotted driving erratically by local residents in the late evening of January 23.
Because of the loud screeching noise coming from the 33-year-old's blue Ford Ka, witnesses initially believed she was attempting to drive with a parking clamp attached to the vehicle.
However, when officers traced Hewlett-Conway to her home by following the trail of damaged road surfaces and tyre debris, they discovered the Ka's nearside front wheel was almost completely destroyed.
Hewlett-Conway herself was found stood next to the car, dressed in her pyjamas and unsteady on her feet.
PC Tony Winter, from Solihull Police, told the Birmingham Mail: "The car was making a deafening noise as it scraped its way along the road. One person who called police said they thought the car was dragging a wheel clamp with it.
"It's incredible she managed to drive so far without colliding with other vehicles or causing a serious accident. It was extremely dangerous driving and beggars belief she couldn't have known there was something seriously wrong with the car."
While she was spared a prison sentence, Hewlett-Conway was ordered to complete 180 hours of community service and was placed under an 18-month supervision programme. She was also banned from driving for 17 months and will have to sit an extended driving test to get her licence back.