Drink-drive mum jailed for 80 days

A mother caught drink-driving after her child raised the alarm has been jailed for 80 days for driving at more than five times over the legal alcohol limit.

The 35-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted two road offences and a charge of endangering a child following the incident in July.

She was stopped by police after a passer-by in Falkirk, central Scotland, raised the alarm when they noticed the five-year-old banging on the rear window and shouting "stop mummy driving".

Falkirk Sheriff Court heard how the concerned passer-by shouted at the woman to stop but she continued driving erratically, mounting the pavement and hitting a fence. Another witness saw her leaving the car and noticed that her speech was slurred.

The court heard that the mother attempted to get back into the car but one of the passers-by took the keys from the ignition.

Sheriff William Gilchrist, who banned the woman from driving for three years, said she had committed "a very serious offence".

He said: "It endangered yourself and members of the public. It's maybe even worse however, that you had your five-year-old child in the car."

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