A motorist screeched to a halt, staggered out of her car and carried on swigging from a wine bottle before hurling homophobic abuse at police.
And Jacqueline McPhee, 54, was caught drink-driving again only a few months later. On the second occasion, members of a church congregation had to intervene when she tried to drive off again.
McPhee, of Smillie Place, Bridge of Earn, admitted driving while she was three times over the limit in Milnathort and Kinross on April 19 2018. She also admitted spitting on police and hurling homophobic abuse.
She admitted drink-driving again in Bridge of Earn on March 6 2019 and was banned from the road for four years and fined £480 yesterday. She was also placed under social work supervision for a year.
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told Perth Sheriff Court: “A member of the public noticed the accused driving a white Mercedes erratically and with the hazard lights on.
“The vehicle was swerving and screeched to a halt in a parking bay at the side of a hotel. The accused was the driver and she was drinking from a bottle of wine.
“She got out and walked away unsteadily. Members of the public tried to stop her but she walked away so police were contacted.”
McPhee spat in the face of the arresting officer and hurled a series of homophobic slurs at him and his colleague.
Mrs Dickie said the second incident took place when members of a church congregation were leaving a service at 7.15pm.
Sheriff Gillian Wade told McPhee she had been convicted of two serious offences within a very short period of time.