A WOMAN drove at police in the street so slowly an officer was able to reach in and take her keys.

Karine Arthur, 33, of Woodlands Court, Alexandria, previously pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention for other road users, driving carelessly, driving at speed, entering the opposing carriageway and swerving from side to side towards oncoming traffic.

The incident took place on October 9, 2020 on the A814, Dumbarton Road, in Bowling.

Then on November 3, on Main Street, Alexandria and Heather Avenue, Dumbarton, she drove over the drink limit. Her breath registered 27mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, just over the limit of 22mg.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on June 17, Arthur appeared for sentencing.

Fiscal depute Carol Cameron said that around 10.55pm on October 9, police got a report of someone driving erratically. Officers were travelling from Bowling towards Old Kilpatrick on the A814 and they spotted the car swerving from side to side.

Police activated their blue lights and the vehicle continued to drive towards them.

The car was slowly driven on the right side of the road, still swerving. Officers got out of the vehicle to try to stop the car.

Arthur drove past them so slowly that police managed to open the driver door and grab the keys.

Police said Arthur’s face was covered in blood and she seemed dazed and confused.

“Sorry, I didn’t see yous,” she said.

The car started to roll so an officer reached in and applied the hand brake.

Ms Cameron said the blood was dry and Arthur said she had cut herself shaving.

Officers were concerned and took her to Clydebank police office.

In the second charge, there was a collision with traffic lights and Arthur got into a taxi. Police overheard information about this from their control room and made their way to Arthur’s home.

Arthur was sitting on her couch, her speech was slurred and there was a strong smell of alcohol.

“It was me,” she told officers. Her alcohol level, however, was just over the limit.

Sheriff John Hamilton said: “It’s a very confusing picture.”

But he noted the offence was nearly two years ago.

He fined Arthur a total of £320, reduced because she pleaded guilty, and banned her from driving for 12 months. Her licence was endorsed with five points.