A WOMAN has been banned from driving for a second time in a matter of months after being found intoxicated in Balloch.

Linda Smith, 57, was driving at around 2pm on January 29 this year, Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard last week.

Depute fiscal Sarah Healing said Smith was reminiscing of memories of the area and became upset in Luss Road.

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She said: “This alerted the attention of a passing dog walker who became worried about the accused and contacted police.

“Police arrived and found the accused sitting within the driver’s side of the vehicle.

“There was a strong smell of alcohol.

“She indicated she had driven to the locus.”

When arrested and taken to Clydebank police office, she refused to provide two breath specimens.

Smith, of Clyde Avenue, Bothwell, later pleaded guilty to failing to give officers the samples she had been requested to.

The court was told she was disqualified in March for a separate offence for three years for driving drunk.

Sheriff Frances McCartney banned Smith from driving for 16 months and ordered her to do 120 hours of unpaid work in the community, and urged Smith to continue taking steps to “turn matters around”.

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