A HIGH Valleyfield woman crashed her car into a tree when more than three times over the drink-drive limit.

Caitlin Pearson, 21, of Daly Gardens, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on May 16 at Queensferry Road, Rosyth, she drove having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breach, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 1am police were called to a report of a car sitting on the central reservation having collided with a tree.

When officers arrived, they found paramedics on the scene and Pearson identified herself as the driver.

She failed a roadside breath test and was taken to the police station.

Defence solicitor Jim Bready said his client had gone to bed after drinking but was later called by a “distressed” friend saying he had lost his wallet and needed a lift.

“She didn’t realise she’d only been in bed for a couple of hours and thought she would okay to drive. She clipped a kerb at a roundabout,” he added.

Sheriff Derek Reekie banned Pearson from driving for 12 months and fined her £525.