A CARDENDEN woman suspected of drink-driving failed to provide the breath specimens required by police.

Gwenda Roseweir, 56, lashed out at officers when they tried to arrest her in her home.

A report had been made to police to say she had been drink-driving and they found her car had been left in the drive with windows open and the hazard lights on.

Roseweir said she had been drinking that night but had not been driving since earlier in the evening.

However, after a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, the hotel restaurant supervisor was found guilty of two charges.

On March 4 last year, at Kirkcaldy police station, she failed to provide two specimens of breath required for analysis.

She was also found guilty of resisting two police officers at her home in Craigside Road, Cardenden, by lashing out with her arms and legs.

PC Alexander Thomson, 48, said Roseweir had failed a breath test in her home and was told she was being arrested.

“She was on the sofa and when we went to put hands on her to take her out she began lashing out with her legs and she tried to push herself away,” said the officer.

She was then taken to the police station where she managed to provide one specimen but not a second as required. The sample provided showed she was four times over the drink-drive limit.

PC Thomson said: “After giving the first specimen, her attempt the next time was half-hearted. She made little or no attempt.”

Giving her evidence, Roseweir said the officers “put her in a panic” when they arrested her. “I was trying to pull away from them. It was just a wrestle,” she added.

Of her failing to provide the required specimens, she said: “I just found it impossible.”

Sheriff Robert Dickson disqualified Roseweir from driving for 18 months and fined her £750.