A third-time drink-driver has admitted getting behind the wheel in the north-east while almost five times the limit.
Dawn Elrick was caught driving in Ellon while over the limit twice in the space of a fortnight.
The 31-year-old previously pled guilty to driving with 78 microgrammes (mcg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath on Station Road in Ellon on June 25. The legal limit is 22mcg.
And yesterday Elrick was back in the dock over a separate incident less than two weeks earlier on June 13.
This time she admitted driving with 106mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath on the town’s Craigs Road.
Defence agent Les Green, representing Elrick, said his client was taking steps to address her alcohol consumption.
He said: “She tells me she’s not drinking any more and is attending AA meetings.”
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill told Elrick, whose address was given as Mackie Avenue, Tarves: “It’s your third conviction for drink-driving. I’m going to call for reports.”
She deferred sentence on Elrick until next month for a social work report and restriction of liberty assessment.
She had her bail continued, but was disqualified from driving in the interim period until sentencing, despite already having been banned.
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There was no Crown narrative of events given at this stage in proceedings.
However, during the last case in July, the court heard concerned motorists had alerted police after witnessing Elrick swerving across the road and clipping a kerb on Station Road on June 25.
Sheriff Philip Mann banned Elrick from driving for three years, ordered her to be supervised for one year and to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
On that occasion fiscal depute Cheryl Clark said: “The accused was seen at about 5.10pm on June 25 by a couple who saw she was travelling in front of them.
“They were concerned about the manner of her driving.”
Ms Clark said Elrick was seen to sway around the road at about 40mph and “clip the kerb”.
She added her driving had “caused other motorists to take evasive action”.
Witnesses contacted the police who traced the vehicle to an address and found Elrick inside.
Ms Clark said: “Police spoke with the accused. She appeared upset and smelled strongly of alcohol.”
Defence agent for that case John McLeod said: “This lady has had a real problem with alcohol.
“She has sought help in the past and is currently again seeking help.”