27th May 2018
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Drink driver fined and banned

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Failing to provide breath specimens when suspected of drink driving led to an appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court for Cheryl Brolly, 56, of Arheim, Lerwick, today.

The court heard that police stopped Brolly when she was driving in South Lochside on Saturday evening. On being asked to provide a breath specimen she pretended to be ill. She was arrested after a positive sample was obtained but at the police station she pretended to be ill again when asked to provide a specimen.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said Brolly was “well aware” she should not have been on the road. However this was her first offence, she had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and had spent a “difficult weekend” in custody.

Fining her £400, Sheriff Philip Mann said drinking and driving was a very serious offence. He disqualified her for a year, to be reduced to nine months if she successfully completes the drink driving rehabilitation course.

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A man charged with assaulting a woman in Da Wheel Bar on Sunday appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Michael Teal, 52, of Woodville Street, Ponterdylous, Glamorgan, is charged with grabbing the woman by the arms and throwing her to the ground. He is also charged with forcing his way into the bar after being refused entry, breaching the peace, refusing to leave and struggling with police officers.

His case was continued without plea until Wednesday and he was released on bail, with the special condition he does not enter or attempt the enter Da Wheel Bar.

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A man charged with motoring offences on Saturday had his case continued without plea at Lerwick Sheriff Court when he appeared from custody today.

Narrinder Hundal, 44, of Sundhamar, Lerwick, allegedly kept an unlicensed car in Commercial Street and used it, although it did not have an MoT.

He is also charged with being in charge of the car with 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Hundal was released on bail with the special condition he does not drive or be in charge of the vehicle. He will re-appear at court on Wednesday.

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