Unfit driver hit several parked cars
A 20-year-old woman who drove while under the influence of drink or drugs and collided with a series of parked cars has been banned from the road for two years.
The incidents took place in the Georgetown area of Dumfries after Jessica Martin and a friend had gone to the local Spar shop for something to eat.
And when stopped by police she seemed under the influence of some substance while her passenger also seemed similarly affected and he seemed to think he was in Lanzarote.
Martin, of Princes Street, Penpont, admitted driving while unfit through drink or drugs, driving dangerously and repeatedly colliding with parked vehicles damaging them.
Fiscal depute Pamela Rhodes told the court that the police had been called initially by staff at the shop because of concern about her condition and erratic manner.
A further call was made to police following a collision with a parked car and in one incident a parked car was hit and pushed into another car.
Police were told that cannabis had been used and two diazepam tablets taken earlier in the evening.
Solicitor Vicki Urquhart said Martin had been staying with a friend at the time but had now returned to her parents’ home.
Sheriff Brian Mohan told Martin that her behaviour was of “extreme concern.”
He made her the subject of a community payback order with conditions she be under supervision for 18 months and participate a special behavioural programme.
In addition to the two-year driving ban she was ordered to re-sit a driving test before regaining a licence.