An employee of top racehorse stable has been banned from the roads after crashing her car while drunk.
Alannah Struth was on her way to work as an assistant barn manager at Nick Alexander’s Kinneston stables, in Leslie, Fife, when her car hit the verge near Milnathort.
The 21-year-old was also found to have two bottles of alcopops in her vehicle when police arrived at the scene.
Depute fiscal Michael Sweeney told Perth Sheriff Court: “At about 12.30am police received information that a vehicle had crashed into a field at the locus.
“Fifteen minutes later there was a further call and police immediately attended. The road surface was covered in debris from where the accused’s vehicle had hit the grass verge.
“The accused was traced in the passenger seat of a different vehicle. She was found to be under the influence of alcohol – unable to walk and slurring her words.
“She immediately admitted she had been drinking alcohol and repeatedly apologised for her actions. There were two bottles of alcohol in the vehicle – a bottle of Hooch and one of Wkd.”
Solicitor Paul Ralph, defending, said Struth was taken to hospital with back and leg pain.
He said: “She works with animals – horses in particular. At the time she was travelling to her work.
“She had come from a work’s night out. She had only bought three drinks.
“She has now moved into her place of work. She still has to pay off the car and owes £5,000.”
Struth, of Kirktoun Park, Ballingry, admitted having a blood alcohol level of 125mg in 100ml – more than two and a half times the legal limit of 50mg – on the A911 near Burleigh Castle on April 7 this year.
Deferring sentence for reports, Sheriff William Wood said: “I’m troubled by the reading and the time at which it was taken. The implication is that at the time of the incident it would have been more.”
He banned Struth from the roads in the interim.