EIGHT times over

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

A banned drink driver’s eight times over the limit breathal­yser read­ing could be one of the high­est seen in Ayr­shire.

Top sur­veyor Pe­ter Muir, 48, ad­mit­ted get­ting be­hind the wheel drunk at Bow­man Road in Ayr on Novem­ber 5.

A road­side test con­ducted by po­lice showed he had a shock­ing 176 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath . Only 22 mi­cro­grammes is al­lowed.

Sher­iff Linda Ni­chol­son de­scribed the read­ing as ex­cep­tional in her ex­pe­ri­ence and branded Muir out of con­trol.

Re­mand­ing him in cus­tody, the Sher­iff said she was con­sid­er­ing the safety of the pub­lic.

Ap­pear­ing at Ayr Sher­iff Court on Mon­day, rep­re­sented by lawyer Pe­ter Lock­hart, Muir also pled guilty to strug­gling with his for­mer wife Lorna Muir and seiz­ing the phone from her when she tried to call the po­lice on the same date.

Sen­tenc­ing has been de­ferred un­til later in the month for a re­port to be pre­pared.

Only two weeks ago Muir was sen­tenced for drink driv­ing and as­sault­ing his wife.

He had been or­dered to carry out 220 hours un­paid work , at­tend al­co­hol coun­selling and was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for two years.

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