A WOMAN who crashed her car in Dunfermline was found to be four times over the drink-drive limit.

Ashley Harper, 39, of Davenport Place, Rosyth, collided with a lamppost and ended up in the central reservation of St Leonard's Street.

Appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing on Wednesday, she had admitted that, on March 8, she drove after consuming alcohol when there was 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 22.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said Harper's car was seen sliding into a grass verge and collided with a lamppost before it went into the central reservation on St Leonard's Street and came to a standstill. 

The occupant of a passing vehicle stopped to check on her welfare and could smell alcohol on her breath.

Police attended and Harper was breathalysed. When cautioned, she said it was the previous night that she had been drinking. She then said she had had a couple of glasses of wine that morning.

Solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had not had a drink since the incident.

Sheriff Charles Macnair said it had been a high reading but, as she was a first offender, was prepared to deal with it by way of a fine.

He ordered her to pay £400 and banned her from driving for 14 months.