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Court / Woman drove with revoked licence while unfit through drink or drugs 

A LERWICK woman who drove with no licence and while under the influence of either drink or drugs has been disqualified and fined.

Jessica Richards, of Gilbertson Road, also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards police, as well as driving with no insurance.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Thursday that police officers had seen her driving on North Lochside at around 1pm on 18 October and stopped her.

The 33-year old’s licence had been revoked, and when police officers engaged with her she was evasive and her speech was slurred.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Richards became aggressive toward officers. She was taken to the police station where she was examined by a doctor.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank disqualified her from driving for a year and fined her £420.


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