A DRINK-DRIVER crashed her car, drove around a roundabout in the wrong direction and then stopped on the motorway with no lights on.

The driving of Evie Aitken in Dunfermline could have had “catastrophic consequences” a court has heard.

And it was not first time she had been caught over the limit.

Aitken, 25, of Perth Road, Abernethy, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on February 7 on Halbeath Road, Dunfermline and the M90 near to Cleish, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol. Her reading was 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 22 microgrammes.

She also admitted that she drove a car dangerously in a state of disrepair and stopped the vehicle in a motorway lane without the lights being on.

Depute fiscal Kavin Ryan-Hume said that at 2am police received information that a car with its bumper hanging off was going around a roundabout the wrong way.

The vehicle was not traced at the time but shortly afterwards there was another call to police about a car which had stopped on the M90 without any lights on.

There was extensive damage to both front wheels, the airbags had been activated and there was no bumper.

Aitken was slurring her speech and was unable to say how she got there.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said: “She is relieved that there were not more catastrophic consequences.”

The court was told that Aitken had been drinking during a plane journey before driving.

However, Sheriff James MacDonald said: “It’s a rambling convoluted explanation of what had happened.”

Aitken, who had a previous conviction for drink-driving from 2016, was put on a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work and 18 months’ supervision.

She was also banned from driving for three years.