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Woman accused of driving while drunk

Section:  Annan and Eskdale

A SHERIFF has ordered the forfeiture of a car worth about £9000 allegedly driven in the vicinity of a primary school by a woman accused of being more than five times over the permitted drink limit.

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Margaret Miller, 45, of Loanwath Road, Gretna, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Friday to driving with 114 microgrammes of alcohol on her breath on a limit of 22 at Victory Avenue in Gretna on Thursday.
She also denied a charge of driving dangerously when pupils were leaving the nearby primary school and while carrying a child in the car, driving in reverse gear along a footpath while pedestrians and children were walking on it and colliding with a bush.
Trial was fixed for June.

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