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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Ullapool joiner banned from road for three years and fined after driving under influence of cannabis

By Ali Morrison

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The case was heard at Inverness Sheriff Court.
The case was heard at Inverness Sheriff Court.

A joiner has been disqualified from driving for three years after admitting driving while under the influence of cannabis.

Kevin MacDonald (52) was pulled over by police on November 18, 2021, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

Fiscal depute Karen Poke said police were on routine patrol when they had reason to stop MacDonald's car in Ullapool's Pulteney Street.

The fiscal depute added: "They noticed the driver had red eyes."

Defence agent Clare Russell said her client had smoked cannabis around 14 hours before he was stopped by police.

Court papers stated that he had 3.3 micrograms of the drug in his system per litre of breath.

The legal threshold is 2mg.

Sheriff Mark Stewart disqualified MacDonald, of Market Street, Ullapool, from driving or holding or obtaining a licence for three years and fined him £320.

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