Drink-driving mum caught three-and-a-half times the alcohol limit told police she’d had “a glass of wine” several hours earlier.
Queenette Epelle was stopped on the A90 Ellon to Peterhead road due to the manner of her driving as she made her way back from a birthday party.
Officers pulled her over and, after a breath test revealed she was over the limit, the 35-year-old was arrested.
Fiscal depute Sean Ambrose told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the incident happened at 1.40am on September 11.
Officers on patrol “became aware of the manner of the accused’s driving”.
‘Under the impression she was okay to drive’
Mr Ambrose said: “As a result of that, they stopped the vehicle and approached the accused.
“She admitted to having consumed a glass of wine a few hours prior to having been stopped.”
A breath test returned a positive result for alcohol and she was arrested.
Epelle, of Alwyn Wynd, St Fergus, pled guilty to driving with 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
Defence agent Stephanie Milligan said her client, who is married with two children, had no previous convictions.
She explained Epelle had been at a birthday party earlier but was “under the impression she was okay to drive”.
Sheriff Lesley Johnston fined Epelle £420 and banned her from driving for a year.
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