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Disqualified for 28 months

A FIRST time offender has been banned from driving for 28 months after pleading guilty to driving whilst five times over the limit.

Amy Arthur, 26, of Mulla, Voe, was caught at her home address early in the morning on 23 June after police noticed she had no rear lights.

She failed a roadside breath test and was found to have 108 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml breath when given the full test at the police station.

Arthur, who had two passengers with her, had earlier been at the Pierhead bar in Voe where she had been plied with gins over the course of the night.

Gregor Kelly, defending, told Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday that Arthur was full of remorse and appreciated she had no business getting behind the wheel of a car that night. She had suffered a “life changing experience” spending 58 hours in the police cells when arrested.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said that Arthur’s breathalyser reading was “extremely high” and it was good fortune that neither she nor anyone else was hurt.

The sheriff gave her the opportunity to complete a drink driving rehabilitation course and fined her £1,000. He rejected a crown bid to have her vehicle confiscated.