A DUNFERMLINE woman who drove to a local filling station was found to be more than four times over the limit.

Emma Hodge went to there to buy more alcohol, Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard.
Hodge, 33, of Forth Street, admitted that on December 21, at Bothwell Street and elsewhere, she drove having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 99 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said a call had been received by police and inquiries led to them tracing Hodge at her home.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said his client had driven to the filling station to buy alcohol and had attracted attention to herself which resulted in the police being contacted.

“It was an error of judgement on her part,” he added.

Sheriff James Macdonald fined Hodge £640 and banned her from driving for 16 months.

He told Hodge: “This was a very high reading indeed. You should have been nowhere near the wheel of a motor vehicle.”