View Full Version : Drinks driver was nearly three times the limit

08-Nov-11, 15:13
Tip-off led to Forss man's arrest, court was told

A near three-times-the-limit Forss driver was fined £400 and banned for 18 months at Wick Sheriff Court today.
General worker, Daniel Ross (48) admitted the offence when he appeared from custody. The court was told that police acting on a tip-off located Ross in Couper Square, Thurso, on Monday night.
The first offender smelled of alcohol and tests revealed a breath-alcohol level of 101 micrograms-the limit is 35mgs. Senior fiscal depute, David Barclay, said that Ross, of School Place, Forss, co-operated fully with officers throughout, the post-arrest process.
Solicitor Neil Wilson said that driving was part of the accused’s duties at the nuclear submarine test establishment at Vulcan, and even if he kept his job, it would cause him some inconvenience when lifts and public transport were not available at the required times. The solicitor added that Ross accepted that the situation was “entirely his own fault."
Sheriff Andrew Berry told Ross: “I am sure you will understand the seriousness of this matter-it is a high reading and it was because of that, you found yourself in custody overnight, something I suspect you have never experienced.”
The sheriff said he took into account the fact that Ross was a first offender and had pleaded guilty at the earliest possible stage.
The accused was advised that he would qualify for a 25 per cent discount on his disqualification if he successfully completed the drink drivers rehabilitation scheme.