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Aberdeen driver with 50 years experience banned from the roads at Inverness Sheriff Court after Nairn caravan beer session

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A man with over 50 years driving experience and a clear record has been fined and had his licence revoked after getting behind the wheel after several pints of beer.

Fraser Burnett (72), from Aberdeen, made the error while holidaying with his partner at a caravan park in Nairn.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard it was a “error in judgement” from the retiree after a day of drinking beer.

When police breath tested him he had 73 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The legal limit is 22 micrograms..

He was caught just a short drive away from the caravan but he had opted to get behind the wheel due to mobility issues, the court heard.

The incident happened on the vening of May 12 on Forres Road.

Sheriff Gary Aitken disqualified Burnett from holding a driving licence for 14 months.

Burnett was also fined £600 for the offence.

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