Woman six times over drink-drive limit at Cramond is fined and banned

Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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A woman has been convicted of drink driving following a report of a car being driven erratically in the Cramond area of the city.

The 51-year-old woman pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday and was fined £700 and disqualified for 20 months.

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The incident happened around 9am on Monday on the A90 in the Cramond area.

Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: “Whilst I am pleased that police officers were able to intervene in this incident and bring the matter to an early and satisfactory conclusion without injury to anyone, I wish to take the opportunity to remind people of the dangers of drink driving.

“In this incident, the breath test showed a reading of over six times the legal limit and it is fortunate that no one was injured.

“Drinking and driving can kill and have a life changing impact. If you are found to be unfit while behind the wheel you will be charged, and if convicted you will lose your licence and you will have a criminal record.

“The festive party season is in full swing and I would urge anyone going out not to drink and drive and to be aware that you could still be over the limit the next morning.

“Anyone who sees a vehicle being driven erratically should contact Police Scotland on 101, or dial 999 if a crime is in progress.”

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