A SAUCHIE woman, who was driving when six times over the drink-driving limit in Alloa, has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Elizabeth McCormick, of Branshill Park, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that on January 30 at Alloa railway station she drove a car after consuming excess alcohol.

Her reading was 138 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

The court was told it was McCormick’s second conviction for drink-driving.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said his client has a drink issue and tries to self-medicate with alcohol and added: “That of course can be a recipe for chaos."

Sheriff Craig Harris told McCormick: “It goes without saying that you should have been absolutely nowhere near the wheel of a car.

"The danger you presented to the public in that state of intoxication was considerable.”

He warned her that further offending could lead to a jail sentence.

The sheriff then imposed a community payback order with nine months of supervision and 100 hours of unpaid work.

He also banned McCormick, 59, from driving for three years.