Driver was over limit and al­ready banned

The Oban Times - - News -

A 46-YEAR- OLD Oban man has ad­mit­ted driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

Mark John­ston, of 5e Colon­say Ter­race, Soroba, also pleaded guilty to driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance at Oban Sheriff Court on Mon­day April 10.

John­ston said that he im­pul­sively de­cided to drive the car home af­ter his wife had parked it at a su­per­mar­ket.

At around 11.40am on April 6, po­lice sus­pected that the driver of the car might have been dis­qual­i­fied in the past.

Af­ter stop­ping the ve­hi­cle as it turned into Colon­say Ter­race, and search­ing a po­lice data­base, their sus­pi­cions were con­firmed.

John­ston was then found to be driv­ing over the drink- drive limit when the sam­ple of breath he pro­vided reg­is­tered 30 mi­cro­grams per 100 millil­itres of breath, when the limit is 22 mi­cro­grams per 100 millil­itres.

Sheriff Ruth An­der­son said: ‘You were dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing only three months ago. This is clearly a con­sid­er­able con­cern to the com­mu­nity and the court.

‘I am look­ing at all op­tions. I will con­tinue your bail and con­sider a for­fei­ture of the ve­hi­cle.’

Sen­tenc­ing was de­ferred un­til April 25.

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