Elec­tri­cian drunk on the job af­ter driv­ing to work

The Oban Times - - News -

AN ELEC­TRI­CIAN work­ing on a new pri­mary school in Fort Wil­liam was drunk on the job, the town’s sher­iff court heard this week.

Gary Mil­li­gan had so much al­co­hol the night be­fore, he was still al­most four times over the drink drive limit when he was tested at mid­morn­ing on June 27, sher­iff Richard David­son heard on Tues­day (Septem­ber 15).

The 33-year- old, of Stobo in East Kil­bride, was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, with­out in­sur­ance and with only a pro­vi­sional driver’s li­cence, as well as tak­ing the car with­out the owner’s per­mis­sion.

Mil­li­gan had 82 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath, ex­ceed­ing the limit of 22 mi­cro­grammes in the same amount of breath, when he was traced by po­lice at Ross Place in Fort Wil­liam.

He ad­mit­ted all charges at a pre­vi­ous hear­ing and sen­tenc­ing had been de­ferred for back­ground re­ports.

Sher­iff David­son fined Mil­li­gan £ 800 and banned him from driv­ing for 18 months.

He said: ‘It’s dis­turb­ing that you were still so far over the limit by mid-morn­ing from drink­ing the night be­fore.

‘You know bet­ter than me the risks of the type of work you do and the dan­ger of not be­ing in full pos­ses­sion of your wits and I don’t think the coun­cil would be pleased about you work­ing on a school in the con­di­tion you were in,’ the sher­iff added.

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