POLICE were contacted over concerns that a drunk Dunfermline woman was about to drive her car after leaving McDonalds.

Emma Hillis, 30, of Teal Place, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

She admitted that on June 7, at McDonalds, Whimbrel Place, Fife Leisure Park, she was in charge of a car after consuming excess alcohol.

Her reading was 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Hillis had been at a restaurant from 3-11.15pm with an older woman and a child and she had been ordering alcohol.

They left after being told the restaurant was closing and the staff thought she seemed to be “very drunk”.

Staff had concerns that Hillis was going to drive off as she was sitting in the driving seat of her car.

Police were contacted and found Hillis in the driver’s seat with her keys in the ignition.

Defence solicitor Russel McPhate said his client had been out with her mother. “The plan was to call a taxi but she accepts she was in charge of the vehicle at the time.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Hillis £600 and endorsed her driving licence with 10 penalty points.