A drink-driver who caused chaos during a half-hour rampage around the city’s streets while more than four times the legal limit has been banned from the road.
Anna Ziomek left a trail of destruction and shocked road-users in her wake as she drunkenly drove around the city on the way back from a pal’s house in the early hours of the morning.
The hotel manager took around 30 minutes to complete her extended and hazardous route from Wellington Road to Clifton Road, a distance of just seven miles.
An erratic journey made in bare feet
She drove on the wrong side of the road, exceeded the speed limit, narrowly missed striking pedestrians, caused two other cars to swerve from her way and swerved between lanes throughout the drunken journey on Sunday, June 13.
Ziomek’s terrible driving caught the eye of a security guard, who was on nightshift at the time but decided to trail her whilst recording the journey on a dash camera and calling the police.
Officers found her parked up at her home in Clifton Road at around 2.30am. She was found with no shoes on, still in the driving seat, slurring her speech and hunting for her keys … which she was sitting on.
She provided a breath test which showed a reading of 89 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the legal limit being 22.
‘Heat of the moment decision’
Ziomek’s defence solicitor Chris Maitland originally told the court how Ziomek had fallen out with a friend that night and “in the heat of the moment” got behind the feeling thinking she “felt ok”.
“With hindsight she can see there was no way she was fit to drive,” he said. “When I questioned her about the manner of her driving told me ‘It seemed like I lost control’.”
Following the production of criminal justice social work reports at Aberdeen Sheriff Court Ziomek was banned from the road for 12 months and must sit an extended test to get her licence back.
She was also fined £520 and made subject to a supervision order for the next six months.