A first offender from Milton of Campsie was found to be more than six times the drink driver limit when discovered behind the wheel by police.
Lynn Burns (47) was spotted driving erratically and police were contacted, Falkirk Sheriff Court was told last Thursday.
Graham McLachlan, procurator fiscal depute, said: “The driver then pulls over and witnesses spoke to her and detected a strong smell of alcohol.”
Defence solicitor Neil Hay said Burns had been struggling with a series of personal tragedies.
He said: “She had been drinking the night before but was driving to the shops. When she realised that she wasn’t fit to drive stopped.”
Burns pled guilty to driving on the A803 Kilsyth to Banknock road on January 1 this year with 140 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the limit is 22.
She was disqualified for 27 months, although this will be reduced by six months if she successfully completes the drink driver rehabilitation scheme. Sheriff John Mundy also fined Burns £600.