Driver was four times over the limit

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN who drank a bot­tle of whisky in his car then slept overnight in it has been banned for driv­ing for a year.

Wil­liam Do­herty, of Ach­nasaul, Ach­nacarry, was driv­ing to the house he is stay­ing in while work­ing in the area when he re­alised the sin­gle-track road lead­ing there had been closed for the night.

When he ap­peared at Fort Wil­liam Sher­iff Court on Tues­day, the 49-year- old ad­mit­ted driv­ing with 82 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath on Au­gust 15, al­most four times the le­gal limit of 22 mi­cro­grammes in the same amount of breath.

Fis­cal de­pute Ross Carvel said po­lice dis­cov­ered the joiner shortly be­fore 6am ‘in a deep sleep and smelling strongly of al­co­hol’.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Stephen Kennedy said Do­herty had re­ceived news of a friend pass­ing away which led him to drink. Sher­iff David Young banned Do­herty for 12 months and fined him £ 300.

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