Aberdeen second year fined £400 for crashing her car after drink driving

She was performing at a remembrance concert hours before


An Aberdeen music student has pleaded guilty to drink driving after crashing her car on Queens Road last month.

Emily Scott was four times over the legal limit when she collided with another vehicle on Queens Road on November 3rd. The Music student had been drinking after performing in a remembrance concert at the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Hall.

The 20-year-old's car was written off. She has been banned from driving for 12 months and has been fined £400.

The fiscal depute told the court: “Around 4am on Saturday November 3rd, police recovered reports of a road traffic collision having occurred near 43 Queens Road in Aberdeen. Police subsequently attended and observed the vehicle libelled in the charge to be positioned horizontally across the westbound carriageway.

“She was asked to account for the circumstances which gave rise to the collision but she could give no reasonable excuse. The accused was asked to provide a specimen of breath for analysis and provided a positive sample.”

The legal limit is 22 micrograms but 89 micrograms of alcohol were found in 100ml of her breath.

Her defence argued that Emily “had never been in trouble before,” and her performance in the remembrance concert was the “culmination of seven months’ hard work".

"She tells me she accepts she had consumed alcohol through the evening but it was not an excessive amount. She accepted her guilt at the very outset”.