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Driver gets fine for driving over the legal alcohol limit in Inverness


By Andrew Dixon

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A FATHER-of-five who was driving while four times the legal alcohol limit has been fined £320 and banned from driving for a year.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told self-employed gardener James Wilson (36) of Forres was stopped by police on July 12 in Stadium Road, Inverness.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said Wilson refused the initial roadside breath test but gave one at the police station. His reading was 93mcg of alcohol when the limit is 22mcg.

Defence solicitor Natalie Paterson said: “It was foolish decision-making. He will no longer be able to continue his work after he loses his licence.”

A rehab course could reduce the ban by three months.

More court news here.


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