ble to apply for benefits leaving her in ‘catastrophic debt’. The incident happened on February 22nd around 8.50pm when she was found in her overturned vehicle near Kintessack in Moray. She was driven home and concerned onlookers called an ambulance was called, along with police. Elgin Sheriff Court heard that officers found her car in the ditch and noticed she smelled strongly of alcohol . Fiscal depute Alex Swain told the court that Jeppson, 50, had been drinking throughout the day and had crashed as she tried to visit a friend. She said: “She had red staining on her lips, her speech was slurred, pupils dilated and she was rambling.” Jeppsson, of Ellands of Brodie, refused to give a breath specimen when asked and was arrested. A breath test at
the station showed she had 107 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg. Jeppson’s solicitor Grant Daglish said his client had misunderstoo
d the situation and had only refused to give a breath specimen due to shock and her ignorance of UK law. Jeppsonn blamed the incident on worry over Brexit (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Read MoreTop news stories from Mirror OnlineSnow causes treacherous conditionsBritain to rescue trapped UK citizensMiracle tot saved despite heart stoppingKobe helicopter given special clearance He said: “This happened during a troubling time for her, as due to Brexit she was unable to apply for benefits which meant that she had to get a part-time job and was left in a difficult situation with catastrophic debt. “She is not a UK citizen so cannot claim benefits and if she loses her licence today, she could become homeless. “She lives in a remote area of Moray so
her licence is important to her, her parents are trying to assist her as much as possible but they live in Sweden.” Jeppsson admitted refusing to give a breath specimen after a police officer suspected her of being in a road accident. Sheriff Robert McDonald took into account her personal circumstances but told her the seriousness of her offence merited a ban. He disqualified her from driving for five months and fined her 270.