A DRINK DRIVER who failed to turn up to carry out unpaid work has been given another chance to stay out of prison.

Amy Morgan, 25, of Barnhill Road, Dumbarton, was caught driving a vehicle at St James Retail Park while being over the prescribed limit on April 24, last year.

The proportion of alcohol in her breath was 84 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit of 22.

And while on bail four months later, Morgan failed to provide two specimens of breath after driving on Glasgow Road in Dumbarton, on August 4.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Wednesday, April 10, the court was told how there was a “catalogue of failures to attend” the community-based punishment previously imposed on her.

Defence solicitor Mr Wright said Morgan is being treated for mental health issues as she suffers from depression and anxiety.

He said: “Small things can sometimes make a very great difference such as answering a phone call, and that seems to be what happened. These excuses cannot go on forever. I would ask given the circumstances and her underlying problems she be given another chance.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendrie replied: “I’m not unsympathetic. She agrees to attend but fails. She’s moving herself closer to carrying out a custodial sentence.”

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The sheriff suspended the hours of unpaid work imposed on Morgan for the crime committed in April, and further deferred sentence until May 13 for the other matter for the 25-year-old to be of good behaviour.

He added: “I expect total compliance, or I will have to move on to a custodial sentence. I’m not unsympathetic but this is a two-way street. I need to see a change in your attitude, if I do see the change, then I will keep you out of jail.”