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Woke up this morning…

A BLUES fan woke up in the cells at the weekend after refusing to give police a breath sample, Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Monday.

Paul Burrell, aged 39, of Kinmunoy Road, Peterhead, was fined £660 and banned from driving for two years after refusing to be breathalysed as he left the car park at Lerwick Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Burrell, an electrician, was arrested and taken to Lerwick police station where he twice more refused to give a sample.

The court heard he was in Shetland for the blues festival and had been drinking all day.

Sheriff Graeme Napier told Burrell that he could reduce the ban by six months if he attended a drink driver’s rehabilitation course.

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