A property developer who police saw “driving erratically” on the A9 in Scotland has been banned from motoring for five years after it was revealed he was drink driving while also disqualified.
After officers pulled over the 37-year-old defendant at around 9.45am on one of the country’s most dangerous roads, they found him to have a driving ban dating back to 2012 as well as no insurance and over the drink driving limit.
Deputy Fiscal Robbie Brown told the court that the man was banned for seven years in 2012 with a condition that he resit the driving test.
Mr Brown went on to say of the defendant that “He was described as smelling of alcohol and slurring his words.”
Defending the developer, David Holmes said that his client worked only three days a week earning £220, and he received tax credits totalling £269.
Mr Holmes continued saying that the defendant had been drinking until the “early hours” but had borrowed a friend’s car to meet his partner following a phone call.
“He has a number of drink-related convictions but two of them are now 15 years old”, he added.
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: “I am persuaded I can deal with the matter by way of a monetary penalty, albeit it has to be a significant one.”
After hearing the defendant plead guilty to drink driving, Sheriff Foulis banned him from driving for five years after which he must retake the driving test. He was also fined £2400.
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