Pen­sioner, 73, was more than three times the limit

The Oban Times - - News -

A 73-YEAR- OLD woman was more than three times over the drink- drive limit when she was stopped by po­lice on her way home from vis­it­ing her hus­band in hos­pi­tal at Oban.

The anx­i­ety and strain of car­ing for him were rea­sons given why Alexan­dra McPhee, of Stron­saule, Old Shore Road, Con­nel, had been drink­ing in the hos­pi­tal grounds while vis­it­ing him, Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son was told at the town’s sher­iff court last week.

McPhee ad­mit­ted the of­fence. When stopped by po­lice on May 2 on Soroba Road in Oban, she found it dif­fi­cult to take the test but later at the sta­tion was able to give a spec­i­men of breath. The re­sult was a read­ing of 68 mi­cro­grams per 100 millil­itres of breath; the limit is 22.

Her de­fence agent said McPhee spent her days at the hos­pi­tal. On this oc­ca­sion she had a drink.

She was fined £400 and banned from driv­ing for 18 months.

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