Gunness woman found slumped in her Porsche after drinking bottle of spirits loses appeal
A woman who was found slumped out of her Porsche after drinking a bottle of vodka has lost an appeal against her conviction.
Jannine Brambles, 43, of Station Road, Gunness, was found guilty of being in charge of a vehicle while over the prescribed limit of alcohol.
Brambles blew a reading of 164mcgs in 100ml of breath, almost five times the legal limit of 35mcgs.
She was fined £600, banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
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Wendy Foster, prosecuting told the court that Brambles was seen by officers slumped half in and half out of her Porsche in a lay-by on Neap House, Gunness at around 10pm on February 21.
Ms Foster told the court that Brambles had drank a 70cl bottle of vodka in her car after having a row with her husband.
The keys to the car were seen on the passenger seat.
In her evidence, Brambles said she never had any intention of driving that evening. "Me and Kevin had a major domestic when he came in from work as he found a letter from a bailiff," she said.
"I packed an overnight bag and took the drink with the intention of parking up and drinking the vodka and forgetting about stuff."
Recorder Peter Babb dismissed Brambles' appeal.
She was ordered to pay a further £410 costs.