A YOUNG woman has been fined and banned from the road after getting behind the wheel while three times the legal limit.

Camryn Anderson said she was also suffering from a panic attack when she took the decision to drive on July 10 this year.

She appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last week where it was heard that police officers were called at around 12.45am and asked to attend the home of the owner of a vehicle involved in an incident in Lenzie.

The 24-year-old was then traced on Alloa Park Drive where she breath tested and arrested, to which she made no reply.

Her breath test showed a reading of 70mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, well beyond the limit of 22mcg.

Robert Smith, defending Anderson, told the court that his client, who suffers from depression and panic attacks, was going through a hard time as she had recently parted with her boyfriend.

The lawyer said she had then gone drinking in Glasgow where she suffered a panic attack so “foolishly got in the car and drove”.

Mr Smith went on to say that “police were waiting for her when she got home".

He added that his client has a first class honours degree and currently works in recruitment, though she will keep her job despite now having a criminal record.

“She is appalled at being here and will not be back in court again,” Mr Smith added.

Sheriff David Mackie fined Anderson, of Garganey, Alloa, £650 and disqualified her from driving for the minimum one year.