A woman who drove while three times over the alcohol limit after an argument with her daughter has been banned from the road.
Anne Christie, 48, of Woodside Road, Banchory, had a row with her daughter over her online relationship with a Portuguese male.
It culminated in the 17-year-old putting Christie’s phone in a casserole pot and going to her grandparents’ house.
Furious Christie then jumped behind the wheel to follow her, only for her mother to call the police.
Christie pleaded guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday to shouting and making violent threats, and driving with 72 micro-grammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath at Raemoir Road, Banchory.
The legal limit is 22 mcg. Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said: “There appeared to be some disagreement and the accused was unhappy that her daughter was in communication with a boy online and she wasn’t happy about the relationship that was transpiring.
“As a result the accused and her daughter got into an argument and the accused had been consuming alcohol prior to the argument.”
During the course of the argument the teen hid Christie’s phone.
Ms Souter said: “She was heard during this time to say: ‘Where’s my phone? I’ll kill you.’
“The daughter thereafter left the locus and went to her grandparents house.”
Christie then drove to the address to find her daughter.
She added: “The accused’s mother contacted police.”
Defence agent Gregor Kelly said his client is a “loving mum” when sober but can be“argumentative” when she has been drinking. He said: “I think the phone ended up in a casserole pot.”
Mr Kelly added: “This would appear to be an isolated incident.”
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said: “Someone has to be the adult. You obviously lost complete control on that particular day.”
She fined Christie £480 and banned her from driving for 15 months.