A CHARLESTOWN nurse caught SEVEN times over the drink-drive limit has appeared in court.

Miranda Philip, 45, of West Harbour Road, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

She admitted that on May 14, on Limekilns Road, Dunfermline, she drove after consuming alcohol where the proportion of it in her breath was 155 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – which exceeded the legal limit of 22.

Depute fiscal Alastair McDermid said another motorist noticed Philip's car going over the centre lines of the road at around 3.40pm.

Police were called and Philip said she was a nervous driver who didn't always drive fast and proceeded into the middle of the road when going round the corner.

After being breathalysed, she was taken to Dunfermline Police Station.

Defence solicitor Katrina Clark said her client was extremely ashamed and remorseful to find herself before the court.

"She is a nurse – she is very concerned as to how the impact of this conviction may affect her continuing ability to practice," she told the court. "She is extremely contrite and knows the serious situation she is in."

Sheriff Craig McSherry said Philips was almost eight times over the limit.

He called for reports and she will appear for sentencing on June 12.