A WOMAN was caught more than twice the drink driving limit when pulled over by police on Arran.

Deborah Armstrong, 25, was disqualified and fined after she admitted to driving over the limit back in June 19 last year when her case was called last week [January 12].

The complaint states Armstrong, of Main Street, Whiting Bay on the Isle of Arran was found with 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100milliletres of breath – exceeding the limit of 22.

The Procurator Fiscal told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, pictured above: “At 12.30am police were on patrol while the accused was in her motor vehicle.

“Police then stopped and spoke to the accused, noting a strong smell of alcohol coming from the accused and her speech was slurred.

“She was asked to provide a specimen and tested positive for alcohol.

“She was conveyed to Lamlash Police Station for further test carried out.

"She was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Defence solicitor Scott McLatchie said: “Ms Armstrong is 25 and employed as a shop team leader.

“The circumstances are she went home to watch football but she has no explanation for why she decided to drive.

“She is entirely embarrassed by the situation – and grateful not to do any harm.”

Sheriff Ian Duguid said: “Ms Armstrong, what I propose to do is impose a financial penalty on you, as this is your first experience of court proceedings.

"These matters have to be dealt with by a minimum period of disqualification from driving which is 12 months.

“In your case I will impose the minimum period – certifying your suitability for the drink driving rehabilitation course, if you take that that will shorten the period by two months.

“There is a financial penalty as well, the fine would ordinarily be £400 but taking into account it is your first court appearance and you plead guilty before trial the fine will be reduced to £300.”

She will also pay £20 towards the Scottish Government victim surcharge fund.