Bar­ber caught driv­ing five times over limit

COURT: Sen­tence de­ferred on busi­ness­man who ad­mits sec­ond drink-drive of­fence

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - Gor­don cur­rie

A busi­ness­man has been caught driv­ing at more than five times over the le­gal limit – just months af­ter he had a lucky es­cape when a ru­n­away car crashed into his shop.

Bar­ber Erkan Tas, 35, has been banned from driv­ing on an in­terim ba­sis af­ter he ap­peared from cus­tody and ad­mit­ted be­ing drunk at the wheel.

Tas spent the night in cus­tody be­fore ap­pear­ing at Perth Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day to ad­mit driv­ing while his read­ing was 119 mics, com­pared to the 22 mics limit.

Tas, James Street, Perth, ad­mit­ted he had been drink-driv­ing in his £26,000 Mercedes C220 in Perth city cen­tre on Thurs­day.

The court was told that Tas also had a pre­vi­ous drink-driv­ing con­vic­tion from 2007 and sen­tence was de­ferred for the prepa­ra­tion of so­cial work re­ports.

Last April, Tas de­scribed it as “a mir­a­cle” that no one was hurt when a car ploughed through the win­dow of his bar­ber shop in cen­tral Perth.

A Nis­san X-Trail car left the road and smashed through the win­dow of Archie’s Bar­ber in County Place.

It is un­der­stood the driver took un­well be­fore the in­ci­dent, which left his ve­hi­cle par­tially wedged in­side the shop premises.

Tas was in the shop at the time of the in­ci­dent and said it had been mirac­u­lous that nei­ther he, nor any of his cus­tomers, had been hurt as a re­sult.

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