Fife woman crashed when almost seven times over the limit

 

A Fife woman, who was almost seven times over the drink drive limit when she crashed, has been banned and has lost her vehicle by court order.

Kay Anderson (52), of Meadowfield, Cowdenbeath, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that on 13th August in Farm Road, Cowdenbeath, she drove having consumed excess alcohol. Her reading was 143 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

On that occasion she appeared from custody and the court was told Anderson had “never even had a parking ticket before”.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said at 7pm Anderson was involved in a collision with two stationary vehicles.

When police arrived they found Anderson still sitting in the vehicle and there was strong smell of alcohol from her.

She failed a roadside breath test and was taken to Dunfermline police station.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi opposed the crown’s motion for forfeiture of the vehicle.

However, Sheriff Charles MacNair told Anderson, “You were driving a vehicle with a reading of 143 microgrammes of alcohol which is almost seven times the current limit.

“You caused some minor damage and it’s only by the greatest of good fortune that was all you caused.

“This is an extremely high reading and I have to take that into account.”

He imposed a community payback order with 135 hours of unpaid work, banned Anderson from driving for 20 months and ordered forfeiture of the vehicle.

 

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