Fife woman drove dangerously while on drink or drugs

A Fife woman who admitted driving a car dangerously while being unfit to drive through drink or drugs has had her sentence deferred until next month.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:23 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:19 pm

Barbara Hutton, of Summer Road, East Wemyss, was not in court when her case called before Sheriff Kevin Veal.

Hutton, 55, previously admitted on August 14, 2020 on Dunnikier Way, Kirkcaldy she drove a car dangerously on the opposing carriageway causing other vehicles to brake to avoid a collision.

She also admitted on the same date, in the same place, she was driving a car while unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

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The case called recently at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Hutton further admitted on the same date, in the same place, having a Class A drug Diamorphine and a class C drug Etizolam in her possession, contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

The court heard Hutton had a drugs problem for many years and had relapsed last year.

Sheriff Veal opted to defer sentence until June 3.

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