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Fraserburgh man banned from road for three years at Inverness Sheriff Court for Ross-shire drink-drive offence

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

A MAN found in the driver's seat of a car on the A835 was more than three times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Arkadiusz Prasal (37), of St Andrew's Drive in Fraserburgh, admitted driving with 79mcgs of alcohol per 100mls of breath on Old School Court, Conon Bridge and on the A835 at Leanaig on August 10 last year.

Sheriff Sara Matheson at Inverness Sheriff Court heard there had been concerns about his driving in Conon Bridge and his car was later found parked in a lay-by. Police smelled alcohol from his breath and he provided a positive test.

Solicitor Graham Mann said Prasal earlier had met a woman he had contacted on-line. They had a fairly dramatic fall-out and he left the house.

He had about six cans of Heineken at her home and his position was he had more to drink when he stopped the car.

"He pulled into the lay-by because he knew he should not be driving."

Mr Mann said Prasal was upset and emotional not just because of what had taken place but because of domestic issues.

A mechanic to trade he said he was not certain what impact losing his licence would have on his job.

He had a previous drink driving conviction and was banned from driving for three years and fined £420.

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