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Black Isle driver in court for drug driving after Inverness arrest


By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre locator. Court. Picture: Gary Anthony.
The Inverness Justice Centre locator. Court. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A MOTORIST who braked sharply while negotiating a junction has been banned from driving for two years.

Police saw Gavin Thomson’s manoeuvre in Nelson Street, Inverness on July 25 last year and stopped his car in Portland Place.

Fiscal depute Susan Love told Inverness Sheriff Court: “He was nervous and shaking and officers suspected drugs were involved. A saliva test proved positive for drugs and a blood test was later taken.”

Ms Love said the reading for Thomson (33), of Townlands Park, Cromarty, was over four-and-a-half times the permitted level for safe driving at 232mcg of a cocaine derivative when the limit is 50mcg.

Solicitor Neil Wilson said his client had already been punished by the DVLA who revoked his licence last year after he was charged with drug-driving, which Thomson admitted.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank took that into account and banned him for a further year, as well as fining him £500.


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