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Driver stopped near Garve on Ullapool during Storm Babet had cannabis in system, Highland court told


By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Gary Aitken heard the facts of the case and passed sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Gary Aitken heard the facts of the case and passed sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Storm Babet claimed another victim at Inverness Sheriff Court when a Sutherland man was banned from driving for a year after trying to drive through flood waters in Ross-shire.

Police had shut the Ullapool road at Garve on October 21, 2023 but 36-year-old Michael Campbell of Baldounie Bridge, Ardgay, ignored the instruction and continued his journey.

Fiscal depute Victoria Silver told Inverness Sheriff Court: "He was stopped and asked by an officer why he had done so. They could smell cannabis in the car and a test proved positive for cannabis."

Campbell admitted having 7mcgs of the drug in his system when the safe limit is 2mcgs.

He said he had let his dog out of the car and had some cannabis before getting back behind the wheel.

"I was stopped about three corners further on," he said.

Sheriff Gary Aitken also fined Campbell £640.


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