A north-east trainee music teacher has admitted to crashing a car while under the influence of alcohol.
Emergency services were called to Queen’s Road at around 4am on November 4 following reports of a collision.
Upon their arrival, they found two vehicles had crashed, with one positioned horizontally across the road.
They came across Emily Scott who was inside it and identified herself as the driver.
She was asked to account for the circumstances but could not provide a reasonable excuse.
Scott was later breathalysed and found to have 89 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 milliletres of breath. The legal limit is 22.
The 20-year-old confessed to being over the limit during an appearance in Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Representing her, defence agent John McLoone said she had failed to appreciate the “cumulative effects of alcohol.”
He said: “She is a third-year student studying music and education – she has never been in trouble of any sort before.
“She is a member of the Aberdeen chapel choir.
“She had been at a remembrance day concert in Elphinstone Hall.
“She tells me she had consumed some alcohol.
“It had been a number of hours, but quite clearly she had misunderstood the cumulative effect of alcohol.
“She teaches the piano to supplement her income.
“She accepted her guilt from the outset.
“The vehicle involved was her own, the car was written off.”
Sheriff Graeme Buchanan imposed a fine of £400 and banned Scott, of Midmar Walk in Kingswells, from the roads for a year.