WOMAN, 20 FOUR TIMES LIMIT AFTER ARMISTICE CONCERT
A WOMAN wrote off her car while four times the legal alcohol limit after performing in a remembrance concert. Music student and piano teacher Emily Scott, 20, was involved in a smash with another vehicle just after 4am on November 3 on Queens Road. The 20-year-old had been drinking after taking part in a remembrance concert at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Hall the night before. But she was still over the limit later on when she got behind the wheel. Fiscal depute Gavin Letford said: “Around 4am on Saturday November 3 police received reports of a road traffic collision having occurred near 43 Queens Road in Aberdeen. “Police subsequently attended and observed the vehicle libelled in the charge to be positioned horizontally across the westbound carriageway.” Officers also saw another vehicle which had been involved in the crash. Mr Letford said: “The accused was standing nearby and identified herself as the driver. “She was asked to account for the circumstances which gave rise to the collision but she could give no reasonable excuse. “The accused was asked to provide a specimen of breath for analysis and provided a positive sample.” Scott pled guilty to driving with 89 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes. Defence agent John Mcloone said his client had “never been in trouble before” and had performed in a remembrance concert which was the “culmination of seven months’ hard work”. He added: “She tells me she accepts she had consumed alcohol through the evening but it was not an excessive amount. “She accepted her guilt at the very outset.” Sheriff Graham Buchanan told Scott, of Midmar Walk, Kingswells: “It’s a fairly high reading.” He banned her from the road for 12 months and fined her £400.
Student Emily Scott leaves Aberdeen Sheriff Court