Mull man was five times drink limit

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

By plead­ing guilty to drink driv­ing at the first op­por­tu­nity, a Mull man knocked £500 off his fine and six months off his driv­ing ban.

Ian Simp­son, of Dal­mach­masg, Tober­mory, ad­mit­ted driv­ing with a breath al­co­hol level of 106 when the le­gal limit is 22 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol per 100 millil­itres of breath.

Sher­iff John Her­ald was told that the in­ci­dent hap­pened on Au­gust 29 this year on the A848 near Tober­mory.

Simp­son’s car had left the road and a passer-by gave him a lift into Tober­mory where his wife worked.

The po­lice came across the ve­hi­cle and went to Simp­son’s home only to find him walk­ing home with his wife.

He was sub­se­quently breathal­ysed.

Sher­iff Her­ald fined him £1,000 and banned him from driv­ing for 18 months, say­ing he had taken into ac­count Simp­son’s plea at the ear­li­est avail­able op­por­tu­nity.

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