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Lerwick Sheriff CourtLerwick Sheriff Court.

A MAN who drove in Lerwick while over twice the limit has been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

David Macdonald, of Springbank Road, Paisley, was also fined £500 when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday via video link.

The 32-year-old previously admitted driving on Commercial Road on 28 February 2019 with 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 22 microgrammes.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Macdonald was stopped by police at around 10.20pm due to the manner of his driving.

He failed a roadside screening test, was arrested and taken to Lerwick Police Station where the appropriate procedures were carried out.

Mackenzie said the 32-year-old was compliant throughout.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had lost his job as a plasterer as a result of the incident.

He told court that Macdonald had actually been under the impression he was already disqualified.

Honorary sheriff Willie Shannon disqualified and fined Macdonald, with the ban able to be reduced by a quarter if he completes a drink-driving rehab course.

Macdonald appeared from custody after a warrant was put out for his arrest.