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Three times the limit

A LERWICK man who “stupidly” drove his car for a short distance through the town on a Sunday morning while almost three times the alcohol limit has been banned from driving for 20 months.

Following a tip-off, Andrew Eunson, of 18 Lovers Loan, was stopped by police and arrested after failing the roadside test.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, the 48 year old admitted drink driving at the town’s Esplanade, Church Road, Knab Road and Lovers Loan, on 16 November.

Defence solicitor Chris Dowle described his client’s action as “a moment of stupidity for which he will pay dearly”.

The court heard that Eunson had already lost his job.

Fining Eunson £600, Sheriff Philipp Mann told him that he could reduce the period of disqualification by five months should he successfully complete the drink driver rehabilitation course.

Meanwhile, Gordon Leask, of Hazeldene Cottage, Gott, narrowly escaped being banned from driving after he was clocked doing 88mph on the main A970 heading into the Quarff valley on 27 August.

The sheriff fined the 54 year old £300 and endorsed his license with six penalty points.