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Police found knives in car stopped in Ross-shire, sheriff court is told

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

POLICE discovered a lock-knife and a kitchen knife in a car when it was stopped at Easter Kinkell, Conon Bridge in February of this year.

Daniel Kay, formerly of Invergordon and now living at the Longman Caravan Park in Inverness, admitted illegal possession of the two knives when he was stopped by police on February 19.

Kay ( 29) also admitted on July 13 failing to provide a blood sample after being stopped for suspected drink-driving in a Transit van on the B817 at Evanton.

Depute fiscal David Morton told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald Kay's vehicle came to the attention of the police on February 19 because they thought it was being driven too fast.

He said they spoke to Kay and a front seat passenger and found the lock-knife in the driver's door and the kitchen knife under the driver's seat.

On July 13, police received information that Kay may be driving under the influence of drink and he was traced at Westford, Alness in the van with the engine running and the key in the ignition.

"He was requested to provide a specimen of breath but said he suffered from asthma so he was taken to Burnett Road police station to provide a specimen of blood."

But the fiscal said he told officers at the police station he was "frightened for my life" and scared of needles.

Kay appeared from custody and his solicitor Neil Wilson said it was his first experience on remand.

Sheriff Macdonald deferred sentence until September 5 and released Kay on bail.

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