Home   News   Article

Highland driver was addicted to pills, court is told


By Ali Morrison

Get the Inverness Courier sent to your inbox every week and swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper



Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

Concerned motorists contacted the police when a car being driven across the Kessock Bridge in Inverness was swerving about the road.

Officers caught up with Stuart Strang (37), from Elphin, near Lairg, on October 4 2019, and stopped his vehicle.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Strang was parked in a lay-by and vomiting when officers approached him.

Strang was unsteady on his feet, his pupils were pinpricks and his speech was slurred, fiscal depute Rowena Carlton told the court.

"He told officers he had consumed two boxes of Nurofen Plus containing 36 tablets each and had an addiction to them," she said.

Defence solicitor Clare O’Hagen said: "He had taken medication for anxiety and depression as well as a lot of Nurofen Plus."

Strang, who admitted driving while unfit through drugs, was fined £480 and banned from driving for 12 months.



Get a digital copy of the Inverness Courier delivered straight to your inbox every week allowing you to swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper - it looks just like it does in print!

SUBSCRIBE NOW


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More
');