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Court / Court round-up 15 May 2024

A MAN who was caught driving a short distance from the pub to his home whilst over the limit last month has lost his licence.

Daniel O’Callaghan, whose address was given as Busta House Hotel, was stopped by police officers on the road between the Mid Brae Inn and the village’s marina on 27 April.

He admitted at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to driving with 36 microgrammes of alcohol on 100ml of breath, with the limit being 22.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the 28-year-old was stopped by officers at around 11.50pm after watching him leave the pub’s car park.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said O’Callaghan was honest with police that he had been drinking, and had cooperated fully.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank imposed a 12-month driving disqualification, which can be reduced by one quarter if O’Callaghan competes a drink drivers’ rehabilitation course.

He was also fined £450 with an extra £20 as a victim surcharge fee.

MEANWHILE a man from Scalloway was fined in court for careless driving after colliding with another vehicle as he reversed his van.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that Kevin Mumford, of Sycamore Avenue, was reversing out of a Sandveien car park in Lerwick whilst working as a delivery driver on 27 September last year but failed to maintain proper observations.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said the 40-year-old was unaware of the incident happening at the time in the “tight” car park and would have stopped if he had known.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank fined Mumford £300, with another £20 in victim surcharge added on top, and gave him three penalty points.

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