A boozed-up 63-year-old has been banned from the roads after being caught driving at more than twice the limit on a trip to buy dog food.
Jan Galashan, also known as Nicholson, made the short trip from her home in Lee Crescent, Bridge of Don to Asda in Jesmond Drive after drinking wine on August 25 this year.
But on the drive home, just 700 yards, she was stopped by police.
When she was breathalysed her reading stated she had 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit in Scotland of 22mg.
Fiscal depute Katy Begg told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “At about 9.15pm she was in Asda car park.
“A member of staff spoke to the accused in the store and noticed she smelled strongly of alcohol. The accused went to her vehicle. She left at around 9.35pm. Officers stopped her at around 9.50pm. She informed officers that she had consumed a bottle of wine.
“She provided a breath specimen.”
Galashan pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol which exceeded the prescribed limit.
Defence agent Michael Burnett told Sheriff William Wood that Galashan, who admitted drink driving, “is absolutely mortified with herself”.
She is 63 and has no criminal convictions. She co-operated fully with the police.
“She disputes that she had a full bottle of wine. She says she had two thirds of a bottle with dinner and thought the alcohol would be out of her system by the time she drove.
“She needed to go out to get food for her dog. It was several hours after her last glass of wine. She didn’t think there would be an issue at all.
“She should know better.”
Sheriff Wood told Galashan: “You should be mortified to be here. After speaking to the member of staff you should have known not to get back into your car.
“You have co-operated and accepted your guilt.”
He disqualified her from driving for 12 months and fined her £200.