A WOMAN who took her friend’s car and drove more than four times over the limit has been disqualified.

Siobhan Murray was told she had an “exceptionally high reading” when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing on Wednesday.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly ordered her to stay within her home on Shettleston Road between 7pm and 7am for three months.

The 26-year-old was also banned from driving for two years.

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On April 16 this year, Murray was within a friend’s home on Damshot Road in Pollok after a night of heavy drinking.

The prosecutor told the court: “The accused and another person had a minor argument.

“The accused left the property and took the other person’s car keys. She went into the car and started the engine.

“Officers attended and conducted an enquiry into who was driving. The accused was asked to provide a breath test.

“Results confirmed that she failed the test. She was arrested. At Helen Street police office, she further provided two specimens of breaths. She was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Murray previously pleaded guilty to taking the car without the owner’s consent, driving it on Damshot Crescent without a driver’s licence, driving whilst drunk, and without insurance.

Her defence solicitor said his client accepted full responsibility for her actions.

He added that Murray said she wasn’t thinking straight at the time, and that the offence has been a very scalding experience for her.