A DRINK driver was found four times over the limit the morning after a night of boozing.

Gayle Muir of Gailes Road in Barassie, Troon tried driving to work early but felt ill and ended up involved in a road collision.

The 49-year-old was suspected to be under the influence when police arrived at the scene at Drybridge Road in Dundonald on January 10. She was tested 237 microgrammes (mg) of alcohol in 100 millilitres (ml) of blood which exceeded the legal amount of 50mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

Muir will now serve a ban from the roads of two years and pay a hefty sum of £600 to the court.

Depute Fiscal Ms Jo Cunningham told Ayr Sheriff Court at the hearing last week: “Police officers were instructed to attend a road traffic incident. At that time they tried to speak with the accused who they believed appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

“They carried out road traffic procedures and she was breathalysed and a reading confirmed this.”

Muir’s solicitor Mr Gregor Forbes explained: “She was going to work and felt ill and was going to go back.

“She was consuming alcohol the night before and clearly, given the reading from police, this was a substantial amount and was not fit to drive the following morning.

“This is a matter where she fully cooperated and complied with police and at the time she pled guilty at the first possible opportunity.

“What she has indicated to me is that she has not been drinking since this incident. She has been very stressed from the circumstances. It has very much given her a wake-up call and a shock as far as matters are concerned.

“Not only has she not been drinking since this but she’s also not been driving.”

On sentencing, Sheriff John Montgomery told the drink driver: “You will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 24 months and be fined a sum of £600.”