A WOMAN who drove a car while more than double the drink-drive limit and without a full licence has been banned from the road.

Megan Solway, from Gorebridge, drove the vehicle a short distance after she had consumed alcohol at a party in Musselburgh earlier this year.

Police officers found she had 52mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath after she was stopped at the town’s Eskview Road – the legal limit is 22mg.

Following further enquiries, the officers discovered that the care home assistant only possessed a provisional licence and did not have insurance to drive the vehicle.

Solway represented herself at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Wednesday, where she pleaded guilty to three road offences.

Sheriff Adrian Cottam fined the 22-year-old a total of £640 and banned her from the road for 12 months.

But Solway will be allowed to take part in an online drink-drive rehabilitation scheme, which if successfully completed will see three months taken off the ban.

Solway admitted driving while over the drink-drive limit, holding only a provisional licence and having no insurance at Eskview Road, Musselburgh, on March 22.