A sheriff has slammed a north-east drink-driver’s alcohol reading as one of the highest he has ever seen.
Angela Connell, 47, pled guilty to driving at just under six times the limit – 131 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – on June 3 at Muirhead House nursing home at Muir of Fowlis, Alford.
The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
Defence agent Liam McAlister, representing Connell, said: “At 47, Ms Connell is a first offender.”
He said his client had been struggling to cope with caring for her parents, adding: “She now accepts she has an alcohol problem.”
Sheriff Andrew MacMillan said: “This is an exceptionally high reading, one of the highest I’ve ever seen.”
He deferred sentence on Connell, of Muir of Greystone, Alford, until next month.