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Baby found in drunk mother's car

Generic breath test machine
The woman was given a breath test after being stopped by police

A mother was caught drunk behind the wheel of her car with her three-month old baby asleep in the back seat, police have revealed.

Lothian and Borders Police said the 26-year-old woman was caught in the first week of a national anti-drink driving campaign.

She had been seen driving erratically in Baileyfield Road, Edinburgh, in the early hours of 9 July.

A breath test showed she was twice the legal alcohol limit.

The woman, who has not been named by police, is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later this month.

In total, 14 drink drivers were detected by the force during the first week of the nationwide summer campaign.

Unmarked patrols

They included a 36-year-old man who was pulled over in Edinburgh on 7 July after he was spotted driving while holding an insecure load on top of his car.

He was breathalysed and found to be twice over the limit.

The force said it would be continuing the campaign over the coming week, with both marked and unmarked patrols being carried out.

A police spokesman said: "We are determined to drive the message home that drink driving will not be tolerated, and we have in place a comprehensive enforcement plan which will target roads across the force area at all times of the day and night.

"We would also encourage members of the public to get involved by reporting to us anyone who they suspect of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs."



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