A Dalgety Bay woman drove to a local shop when she more than five times over the limit.

Police were called after Samantha McIntosh was involved in a collision with another vehicle in the car park.

McIntosh, 46, formerly of Moubray Road, now of Forth View, Dalgety Bay, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on January 12, at Lt Sales Avenue, Dalgety Bay, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol. Her reading was 120 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

She also admitted she drove the car carelessly and collided with another vehicle, causing damage to it.

Depute fiscal Rachel Aedy said McIntosh had been drinking in her home and decided to drive to a local shop.

On leaving the shop she was driving out of the car park when she collided with another vehicle.

The occupants of that vehicle called the police as they could smell alcohol from McIntosh.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “There was a background of a significant amount of family stress. This would appear to have been an error of judgement.”

Sheriff James Macdonald noted that it was a high reading but also that she was a first-time offender.

He imposed a 16-month driving ban and a fine of £840.