A 45-YEAR-OLD woman caught drink-driving when more than four times over the limit has been sentenced.

Police received information to say a drunk driver had been involved in a collision and was now continuing on her way.

Julie Young, formerly of Milne Road, Dunfermline, now of Fair Isle Road, Kirkcaldy, appeared back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted previously that on June 28, at Halbeath roundabout, Pittsburgh Road and elsewhere, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

The court was told that, at 4.20pm, a road accident was reported to the police.

The caller said there had been an incident in which a vehicle was struck twice and a female driver involved appeared to be drunk.

She was now heading towards the A92, according to the witness.

Police tracked down the vehicle and the driver, Young, was signalled to stop.

Officers could smell alcohol from her and she was slurring her words and talking incoherently.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: “She made a very stupid decision to drive and very much regrets it.”

Sheriff Susan Duff said: “This was a very high reading.” She imposed a community payback order with 200 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month driving ban.