Drink driver banned
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.