Drink-drive trial

The Galloway News - - INTIMATIONS -

An 88-year-old mo­torist is to face trial on a charge of driv­ing with more than the per­mit­ted drink limit in his breath.

Robert Athol, of Dean­wood, Kirk­bean, pleaded not guilty to com­mit­ting the of­fence ear­lier this year at the for­mer Dum­fries In­fir­mary, at Moun­tain­hall, Bank­end Road and New Abbey Road in Dum­fries.

He is ac­cused of driv­ing with a read­ing of 35 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol, when the per­mit­ted limit is 22.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Septem­ber.

A man has been banned by a sher­iff from en­ter­ing John­stone Place in Kirkcudbright.

The ban was im­posed as a con­di­tion of bail for Andrew Lit­tle, of Maxwell Wynd, Kirkcudbright, who is al­leged to have dam­aged a glass pane in a door there in April.

The 27-year-old is also ac­cused of as­sault­ing an­other man at nearby Bridge Street.

The case at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court was con­tin­ued with­out plea to June 26.

A war­rant has been granted by the sher­iff at Dum­fries for the ar­rest of a lorry driver who failed to ap­pear in court on a charge of driv­ing dan­ger­ously on the A75 near Cas­tle Dou­glas.

Pa­trick Conway, 22, from Mon­aghan, Ire­land, was al­leged to have driven at ex­ces­sive speeds and over­taken a lorry when it was un­safe to do so.

He was also ac­cused of driv­ing for five hours and 27 min­utes with­out hav­ing taken the pre­scribed break of at least 45 min­utes.

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