Barber caught driving five times over limit
Sentence deferred on businessman who admits second drink-drive offence
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.