A DRINK driver lost control of her car, crossed into oncoming traffic and ploughed into a fence at a train station.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard Elizabeth Brydon had drunk a "surprising" amount of vodka and taken drugs just hours before getting behind the wheel.

The 41-year-old was seen by two police officers crashing the car into a metal fence that protects the platform at Duke Street station.

It was on August 29, 2021 at 6.40am that Brydon was driving her car north on Cumberland Road when she lost control of the vehicle.

The court heard the car turned right into the oncoming lane then over the pavement and into the metal fence.

Two passing police officers saw the Brydon's vehicle crash into the fence.

They approached and identified themselves as police officers and checked on her well-being.

Initially she stated that she was fine but then admitted she had smoked a joint and had been drinking.

Around 8am she was told she was being arrested.

At this point Brydon, from Baillieston, deteriorated and kept losing consciousness so was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to be checked over.

Brydon was then taken back to London Road police station.

She was released from police custody and on September 28 at around 7pm she was cautioned and charged at her home address.

Her defence brief said: “She was extremely fortunate that she did not cause herself any serious injuries also that she did not cause any injuries to other members of the public.

“She very early on recognised that she would be tendering pleas of guilty.

“These are matters of some gravity.

“She had been consuming alcohol the night before, a surprising amount of vodka.

“She foolishly decided she would get behind the wheel and travel to her mother’s house.”

The court heard Brydon had recently been under pressure due to family issues and "hasn't had her troubles to seek".

Her lawyer added: "Matters have slowed down recently but the pressure got to her.

"Her long term goal is to re-engage with her children and obtain employment."

Sheriff Bernard Ablett placed Brydon on a community payback order with supervision for 12 months.

She was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work reduced from 150 hours thanks to her early guilty plea.

Brydon was disqualified from driving for 14 months, down from 21 months, and told to pay a find of £160 with a £10 victim surcharge.