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Court / One year disqualification for drink driving

A MAN from Hampshire has been banned from the road for a year after admitting driving whilst four times the alcohol limit.

Jeremy Cairns-Todd, of Hayling Island, pleaded guilty to drink driving on Lerwick’s North Loch Drive on 11 May when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court on Monday.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the 31-year-old was stopped by police due to the manner of his driving, with defence agent Tommy Allan saying his client was looking for a place to park up and sleep after his plans had changed.

Honorary sheriff Eric Peterson disqualified Cairns-Todd from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months, which can be reduced if he completes a drink drivers’ rehabilitation course.

In addition, he was fined £175 with a £10 victim surcharge fee added on top.

Meanwhile the 31-year-old, appearing from custody, pleaded not guilty to a number of separate offences alleged to have taken place between 24 and 25 May, including assault.

He was given a trial date of 5 September and was bailed on the condition he leaves Shetland by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) and does not approach or contact the complainer.

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