School run driver 'five times over the legal alcohol limit'

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A woman has been arrested for allegedly being five times over the Scottish drink-drive limit after picking up a child from school.

Police in Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway, responded to reports the driver of a Nissan Juke had crashed into a hedge next to Gretna Primary School after collecting the pupil.

Officers say the 45-year-old failed to stop at the scene at 3.15pm on Thursday and was traced a short time later by police at her home address.

She was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and charged in relation to the incident.

Since December 2014, Scotland has a lower alcohol limit with 50mg of alcohol allowed in every 100ml of blood.

In England and Wales, the limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml.

Police Scotland said a report into the alleged offence would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.