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Inverness man took stepfather's car after drinking


By Ali Morrison

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

A painter took his stepfather’s car without permission so he could apologise to his girlfriend.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard Aaron Matheson (22) of Woodlands Place, Inverness, had been drinking after falling out with his partner and mother on March 21.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said Matheson had gone to his mother’s house under the influence of alcohol and was obnoxious.

He left when asked to do so, but took his stepfather’s vehicle.

Dolicitor Marc Dickson said: “He had an argument with his mother and girlfriend earlier in the day. He was upset and took drink. He wanted to apologise to his girlfriend and took the car to her house.”

Matheson admitted taking the vehicle and driving while twice the legal limit, with 44mcgs of alcohol in his breath when the limit is 22mcgs.

He was fined £520 and disqualified from driving for a year.

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