An Albany woman has been fined and had her licence disqualified for 30 months after she was caught drink-driving just under five times the legal limit. Sasha Rose Kelly, 37, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to one charge of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Police prosecutor Sgt Mike Russell told the court Kelly was stopped by police while driving in Lockyer on November 1 and was subjected to a alcohol breath test, returning a blood alcohol content reading of 0.233. The reading was 4.66 times the legal limit of 0.05. Sgt Russell said Kelly told police at the time that she was driving home to see her daughter. Legal Aid duty lawyer Graeme Payne said that on the night of the offence Kelly was at a friend’s house where they were “drinking heavily”. Mr Payne said Kelly and the friend got into an argument which escalated, and she was assaulted. The lawyer said Kelly got into her car as she wanted to go back to her daughter, who was being looked after by a family member at her home. Magistrate Erin O’Donnell said Kelly’s blood alcohol reading was “very high” and described drink-driving as “always inherently risky”. “You clearly expected to be sleeping the night, you weren’t expecting to be driving,” Ms O’Donnell said. Ms O’Donnell fined Kelly $3150 and disqualified her driver’s licence for 30 months.