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Kitchen porter from Conon Bridge fined and banned from driving for three years after admitting offence


By Ali Morrison

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The case was heard by Sheriff Gary Aitken.
The case was heard by Sheriff Gary Aitken.

A 52-year-old kitchen porter from Ross-shire apologised to police after failing to provide two breath samples at Inverness's Burnett Road Police Station.

But Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Maciej Ratajewski of Bridgeview, Conon Bridge had been able to give a positive roadside test when officers stopped his vehicle in Beauly on December 18, 2019.

He admitted a failure to provide offence and also a previous similar conviction in 2013.

Defence solicitor Willie Young said: "He had been driving after taking alcohol earlier that day. He conceded that much to police.

"He did provide a roadside sample but was unable to do so at the police station and he apologised."

Ratajewski was fined £640 and disqualified from driving for three years by Sheriff Gary Aitken.


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