A north-east woman has admitted driving her car while more than seven times the legal limit.
Gayle Imlah, of John Buchan Drive in Cruden Bay, was behind the wheel of her powerful 140bhp Ford Fiesta when she was stopped by police officers on Sunday.
The 43-year-old had been spotted on the A90 in Peterhead and was pulled-over at the Howe O’Buchan roundabout.
She failed a breath test, which revealed she had 165 microgrammes of alcohol in her system – seven-and-a-half times the legal limit of just 22mcg.
Imlah appeared from custody at Peterhead Sheriff Court, where she pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while unfit to do so.
She was bailed for reports ahead of sentencing next month.
In January, police revealed they were “disappointed” with the number of people found to be driving while over the limit.
A report showed 471 drivers were breathalysed every day during a four-week festive crackdown last year.
Of the 15,771 drivers stopped, 567 were detected for drink or drug driving, compared with 625 during the same period in 2016/17.
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “It is disappointing that a persistent minority of drivers are continuing to ignore the law and put their lives and those of others at risk, by driving while under the influence of alcohol.
“Those who have failed drink-drive tests will face a minimum 12-month driving ban, a criminal record for a lengthy period and a substantial fine.
“Drink-driving is unacceptable and although this particular campaign focused on the festive period, it is an important message to remember all year round.”