Greenock crash driver was intoxicated on prescription drugs
A GREENOCK driver intoxicated by numerous prescription drugs drove so slowly around a bend that her car stalled and rolled backwards into another vehicle.
Moments later, Cheryl Ann Marshall was staggering on the pavement as she spoke with the driver of the car she had just damaged and police were called, the sheriff’s court heard.
Marshall, 40, is said to have ‘glazed’ eyes, slurred speech and trouble understanding what officers were saying to him following the Belville Street incident last September.
Prosecutor Pamela Brady said: “Around 7.30pm a witness was driving his vehicle with his daughter in the passenger seat when a black Peugeot car pulled up in front of them.
“The vehicle slowed for a right turn, stalled and then backed into the witness’s vehicle, causing a slight scrape on his bumper.
“Officers tracked the accused to her home shortly thereafter.
“She had trouble understanding the questions they were asking.”
Tax MP Ms Brady added: “A breath sample tested negative for alcohol, however, a medical examiner from the police office found the accused to be impaired in some way.
“A urine sample was provided and she was subsequently charged.”
Defense barrister Edward Sweeney said: “She was traveling from her home to her mother’s at the time.
“Miss Marshall is prescribed a number of medications monitored by her GP.”
Sheriff Michael Higgins fined Marshall, of Murdieston Street, £500.
He also banned her from the roads for a year.