A woman was caught drink-driving at more than twice the limit on the busy Rosyth to Limekilns road and did not hold a valid licence.

Victoria Reid, 27, of Aberlour Street, Rosyth, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on May 13 on the A985 Rosyth to Limekilns road she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

She also admitted she drove without a valid licence.

Depute fiscal Jennifer Berner said Reid was seen driving at 6.40am by the police.

When officers stopped her car, they could smell alcohol and she failed a breath test.

It was later established that Reid’s licence had been revoked until she re-passed the driving test and she had not done this.

Defence solicitor Alan Davie said his client had thought her appeal against her licence being revoked had been successful but now accepted this was not the case.

He said his client’s father had been seriously ill which made it a stressful time and she had decided to go out for a drive as “it was a nice morning”.

However, she had been drinking the night before and was more than twice the limit.

Sheriff William Gilchrist fined Reid £520 and banned her from driving for a year.