A prison worker who drove off after crashing into a stationary van was found to be nearly six times over the limit.
Jennifer Wilson, 55, quit her job at Castle Huntly as a court heard it was the second time she had been found drink-driving.
Perth Sheriff Court was told that Wilson had developed an alcohol problem as a result of difficulties in her marriage and the pressure of her job.
Depute fiscal Lisa Marshall told the court the van owner’s neighbours told him that his vehicle was damaged and a number plate was lying beside it.
“Fortunately he had dashcam footage so he was able to view the images and saw it was the accused who had driven into his van,” Mrs Marshall said.
“The accused had left her home without telling her family. She was seen to have a cut to her chin and she was drunk. Her vehicle – a courtesy car – had moderate front-end damage.
“She refused to answer her family’s questions about the damage,” Mrs Marshall said.
Police arrived to speak to her more than five hours after the crash.
Wilson identified herself as the driver and failed a breath test.
She claimed to police she had drunk wine and cider after arriving home.
Wilson, Caldhame Gardens, Brechin, admitted drink-driving in Strathmore Avenue, Alyth, on September 25.
Her reading was 124 mics, compared to the 22 mics limit. She also failed to stop to leave her details after an accident.
Sheriff William Wood deferred sentence for the preparation of social work reports and banned Wilson from driving on an interim basis.