A KELTY woman was found to be almost FIVE times over the drink-drive limit when stopped by police.

Officers on mobile patrol were concerned by the manner of Heather Wilson’s driving when she headed straight towards them on the wrong side of the road.

Wilson, 34, of Blairadam Crescent, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on January 23, on the A921 between Inverkeithing and Hillend, she drove having consumed excess alcohol. Her reading was 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said: “This matter came to light after police saw the headlights of a car being driven by the accused coming in the opposite direction to them and in the same lane.”

Defence solicitor Barbara Collie said her client had been drinking prosecco and had decided to drive after making a phone call to a family member.

She added that Wilson was an auxiliary nurse and losing her licence would mean she couldn't work night shifts.

“She is a first offender and is very ashamed to be appearing in court,” said the solicitor.

Sheriff James MacDonald told Wilson: “This is a high reading.” He disqualified her from driving for 18 months and fined her £400.