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Court / Drink drivers banned

TWO men were banned from driving at Lerwick Sheriff Court today after admitting drink driving offences.

Michael Grant, 45, of Millgaet, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to driving on Harbour Street ancd Market Street, Lerwick on 10 November with 37 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 22.

Police smelled alcohol on Grant’s breath after pulling him over for a vehicle check and gave him the roadside test.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank banned him for a year with the opportunity to reduce his ban by a quarter if he sits a drink driving rehabilitation course. He was fined £400.

Callen Laurenson, 22, of Hamnavoe, was caught with 31 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml breath only six months after getting his driving licence.

Police found Laurenson at the wheel of his car near the public toilets in Voe on 24 November after he had gone off the road while driving following a night out.

He was banned for a year with the opportunity to lose a quarter of that on completion of the drink drivers rehabilitation course. He was also fined £350.