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A SCALLOP fisherman from Yell was banned from driving for two years after he admitted being more than twice the legal limit for alcohol at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.

The court heard that 21 year old Ryan Nisbet, of Connemarah, Gardie, Mid Yell, had left his car at the Toft ferry terminal when he went out drinking in Lerwick on 4 July last year.

However after catching a taxi back to his vehicle, he became bored waiting for the ferry and decided to take it for a spin.

The police were called after he approached a house for help after leaving a track at Brough, at Toft, and ending up in a field.

Sheriff Graeme Napier said it had been a “foolhardy escapade” and fined him £1,000 as well as telling him he could reduce his ban by six months if he undertook a drink driving rehabilitation course.