AN NHS scientist got behind the wheel to pick up her son when she was more than six times over the drink-driving limit.

Jennifer Bishop, 50, of Main Street, Aberdour, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on 15th April on Inverkeithing Road, Aberdour, she drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 136 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Lauren Pennycook said at around 8pm police received a call from a member of the public about a possible drink driving case.

Officers found the vehicle with Bishop in the driver’s seat and she failed a roadside breath test.

Defence solicitor Paul Donnachie said that his client had consumed more than a bottle of wine before driving.

She was on her way to pick up her son when she became aware she should not have been driving in her condition.

She pulled the car over and collided with a fence.

Bishop is a mother-of-three and works as a scientist for the NHS.

The solicitor added: “She’s deeply, deeply embarrassed about this not only for herself but for her children and husband.

“This was out of character and a one-off aberration.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 200 hours of unpaid work and banned her from driving for two years.