Drink driver smashed shop window

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A Tarbert woman has admitted driving while more than three and a half times the drink drive limit, crashing into two cars and smashing a shop window.

Isla MacDonald, aged 35, of 1 Glenfield, Tarbert, pleaded guilty at Campbeltown Sheriff Court to driving with 177 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, 3.54 times above the 50 milligramme limit, in Harbour Street, Tarbert, on September 2.

She also pleaded guilty to driving dangerously and at excessive speed, losing control of the vehicle in a built-up residential and commercial area and colliding with the parked vehicles.

She caused one of the parked vehicles to mount the pavement and smash through a shop front, causing extensive damage to all vehicles involved as well as the shop.

Procurator fiscal depute Eoin McGinty told the court that at 3am, police became aware of a collision in Tarbert and, while en route, were contacted by MacDonald who said she had been drinking.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes deferred sentence until December 13 for reports and disqualified MacDonald from driving until then.