A DALGETY BAY woman who drove when she was more than four times over the limit has been banned and fined £2,000.

Nicole Kelly, of Morlich Grove, Dalgety Bay, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on July 18, on Queensferry Road, Dunfermline, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol. Her reading was 216 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the legal limit being 50 milligrams.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said police on mobile patrol at around midday saw traffic tailing back at a roundabout and that a car appeared to have collided with a lorry.

“The accused was standing next to her vehicle. They could smell alcohol from her and she was unsteady on her feet,” added the depute.

Kelly failed a roadside breath test and was taken to Dunfermline police station where she was given a blood test.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client was a HR analyst and she had been out of work at the time of this offence.

“She was drinking to excess at the time. She had done the day before and was on her way to an optician appointment when this happened,” added the solicitor.

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Kelly £2,000 and banned her from driving for 16 months.