A WOMAN was stopped by police as she drove home from a pub after drinking wine.

Stacey Dixon thought she would be “ok to drive" but was more than two times over the legal limit.

Dixon, 37, of Wayfarers Drive, Dalgety Bay, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on October 30, on Western Access Road, Dalgety Bay, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said: “At 7.20pm police received a phone call to say a couple were drinking at the Hillend Tavern and it was suspected they would be driving away.”

As a result of this, the car being driven by Dixon was stopped by officers and she failed a roadside breath test.

The depute added: “She told police she had only had a small glass of wine.”

Defence solicitor Brian Allison said: “It’s clear from talking to her that she takes this matter extremely seriously. She’s very nervous and embarrassed about being in court.

“She thought she would be ok to drive but clearly she was wrong about that. She’s adamant she only had two small glasses of wine.”

Sheriff Alison Mackay said: “I’m told you thought you would be ok to drive but the fact of the matter is that you were more than twice the legal limit.”

She imposed an 18-month disqualification and fined Dixon £400.