Banned driver was almost five times over limit

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A man caught drink driving in Oban after an anonymous tip-off to police was almost five times over the limit.

Craig Donn, 36, of 47 Longsdale Crescent, Oban, admitted having 101 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, far in excess of the 22 micrograms limit.

He was stopped in his car in town on January 16 this year by police, smelling strongly off alcohol.

Kevin McGinness, defending, said his client had been out drinking with a friend the night before but had kept drinking later on. He expressed deep regret.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes banned him from driving for 16 months, reduced to 12 months if he successfully completes a drink driver rehabilitation scheme.

He was also fined £350, his licence was endorsed and he was ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge.

‘It’s a testimony to how long alcohol can stay in the bloodstream,’ warned Sheriff Hughes.