Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY DANNY MCKAY

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

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