A Moray woman who was caught drink driving with a child in the car has been banned from getting behind the wheel.
Carley-Marie Jack, from Elgin, was more than double the alcohol limit when she was questioned by police on September 25.
Neighbours called officers when they saw the mother-of-two get into her car outside her home shortly after 9pm.
When the 36-year-old returned to the house, she was confronted by locals about her actions.
Yesterday, Jack admitted a single charge of drink driving when she appeared in the dock at Elgin Sheriff Court.
Fiscal Alex Swain said: “The neighbour called the police to report that she suspected the accused was drunk. Before police arrived, the accused returned in her car.
“The neighbour went out and stopped the accused. While she was there she noticed there was a strong smell of alcohol and saw a child in the back of the car.When police arrived they saw the accused and the neighbour in the middle of the road.”
When Jack was breath-tested about an hour later at Elgin Police Station she gave a reading of 51mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 22mcg.
Defence solicitor Grant Dalgleish stressed his client had been extremely “remorseful” following the incident.
He added: “There are some background reasons why she was drinking at the time. To her credit, she has accessed services available to her to help with them.”
Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov said: “She appears to be doing everything she should be doing by herself and appears to be taking steps to address her various difficulties.”
Jack, of Chandlers Rise, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £450 after pleading guilty to a single charge of drink driving.