Drink driver banned

The Oban Times - - News -

AN EX-MIN­ISTRY of De­fence firearms of­fi­cer caught al­most four times the drink- driv­ing limit has been dis­qual­i­fied for two years.

Fran­cis Tan­ner, 59, of 61 Green­field Road, Hamil­ton, ad­mit­ted driv­ing on Oban’s Ge­orge Street on Fe­bru­ary 4 while 100ml of his breath mea­sured 84mg of al­co­hol, ex­ceed­ing the limit of 22mg.

Procu­ra­tor fis­cal Eoin McGinty told Oban Sher­iff Court on Mon­day that po­lice had ob­served a driver ‘fail­ing to main­tain a straight line and sw­erv­ing when not nec­es­sary’. When Tan­ner was stopped, of­fi­cers smelled al­co­hol and ar­rested him af­ter a breath test proved pos­i­tive.

Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son said: ‘He was nearly four times the limit. If you are drink­ing, you do not drive. Now for­tu­nately for him he is tak­ing ev­ery step he can to do some­thing about it.’

She dis­qual­i­fied Tan­ner for two years and fined him £ 500.

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