Highland motorist still twice the legal drink-drive limit the morning after when stopped on A9 near Daviot, Inverness Sheriff Court hears
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A MUIR of Ord man was found to be twice the legal drink-drive limit on the A9 near Daviot when police stopped him the morning after he had been drinking.
Stephen Grant (53) was stopped by police on July 2 around 9.30am.
The welder had been at an event the night before and thought he was safe to drive, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.
He was stopped by officers while driving to the airport to go on holiday around 9.30am.
He gave a reading of 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 22mcg.
Sheriff Sara Matheson said it was a serious offence due a similar previous offence.
She fined Grant, of the Cairns, £600 and disqualified him from driving for three years.