A woman appeared in court in her pyjamas yesterday and admitted driving while she was nearly seven times over the drink-driving limit.
Stephanie Gellatly, 48, was wearing checked pyjamas and Crocs shoes when she appeared in the dock at Perth Sheriff Court after being arrested on Thursday.
The court was told Gellatly was seen veering all over the road and stopping suddenly by other motorists shortly after 7pm.
Depute fiscal Michael Sweeney told the court when she was breathalysed at the roadside her reading was 146 mics. The legal limit is just 22 mics.
He said: “A witness was driving with her young children on the B954 Newtyle to Meigle road at 7.15pm when they saw the accused’s vehicle swerving all over the road.
“It was swerving into the oncoming carriageway and onto the grass verge.
“She was described as slowing down and speeding up and then she suddenly stopped in the middle of the carriageway.
“The vehicle with the young family in it was directly behind.
“The accused got out of her car and the witness got out and asked if she was OK.
“She could smell alcohol and took the decision to take hold of the car keys and remove them until the police arrived.
“Police arrived and she gave a roadside breath test of 146 mics at 7.45pm.”
Mr Sweeney said the officers arrested her and then took her to Dundee police office to formally process her.
By the time she gave a formal breath test at 9.30pm her reading had dropped to 106 mics.
He asked for the court to forfeit Gellatly’s car because of the very high reading she registered when she was stopped.
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, said Gellatly had only had the car – a Vauxhall Corsa – for a few months.
Gellatly, of Coupar Angus Road, Muirhead, Angus, admitted drink-driving with a reading of 106 mics on December 20.
Sheriff Gillian Wade said: “It is a high reading and you presented a significant danger to other road users and the court has to look at the options open to it.”
She deferred sentence for the preparation of social background reports and put of consideration of the Crown’s motion for forfeiture until next month.