Driving ban for drunk mum

A MUM who drove with her child in her car while four times the drink drive limit has been banned from driving for five years and fined £800.

Falkirk Sheriff Court heard yesterday (Wednesday) that another driver called police after seeing Katharine Hogg’s car swerve and mount a kerb.

Hogg, 34, drove another mile before stopping and taking the four-year-old out of the car - stumbling as she reached the pavement.

On Wednesday, Procurator fiscal depute Hayley Green told the court that at 1 p.m. on October 24, a woman driving on Slammanan Road was behind Hogg’s car when it left the road and mounted the kerb.

She later saw Hogg park in Burnside Terrace, Camelon, take a child out of the car and then stumbling as she went on to the pavement.

Hogg, of Clanranald Place, Falkirk, later pled guilty to driving with a breath-alcohol count of 141 when the limit is 35.

John Mulholland, defending, told Sheriff William Summers that Hogg faced the sack from her job.

He said: “She had been on a night out the night before and had imbibed heavily into the early morning.”

He said Hogg had not driven until later in the day to get the alcohol out of her system, but adding: “She made a serious miscalculation.”