A DRINK driver has been banned from driving for 16 months and fined £1,400.
Ivor Smith, of Gilbertson Road, Lerwick, also became the first offender in Shetland to contribute to the new Victim Surcharge Fund – which cost him a further £75 – when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday (Wednesday).
Thirty nine year old Smith admitted driving with 115 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, when the legal limit is 22, on 12 December.
The court heard Smith’s driving drew the attention of police before they stopped him on the Stove Road in Sandwick.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank gave him the opportunity to reduce his driving ban by one-quarter if he completes the drink drivers rehabilitation course.
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