Man remanded in custody as he faces second drink driving charge

A man accused of driving his car in Yell while disqualified was remanded in custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court, just two days after he was released on bail on similar charges.

Joseph Mckinnon, 46, of Ulsta, had appeared from custody before Honorary Sheriff Arnold Duncan on Monday charged with driving while disqualified, without insurance and a test certificate and failing to comply with police on Friday. That case was continued without plea until 26th August and he was released on bail.

However on Wednesday he was back in the dock charged with taking to the wheel the previous day with 74 microgrammes of alcohol in his system. This time he denied the offence. Trial was set for 24th September, with an intermediate diet on 9th September.

An application for bail by defence agent Tommy Allan was refused, and Mackinnon was remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, a homeless sex offender who was told to get a roof over his head was remanded in custody when he appeared in court on Wednesday.

Remigiusz Pawlowski is under pressure from the court to find a permanent home because he needs to notify police of his whereabouts under the terms of the Sex Offenders Act.

The 31-year-old appeared in court on Monday charged with lodging a Sandwick address as his place of residence when he did not have permission to live there.

His case was continued without plea until 26th August. He was released on bail after defence agent Tommy Allan said he could put forward his office in North Ness as a “care of” address until the matter was dealt with. Pawlowski would also have had to attend the police station on a daily basis as one of the conditions of bail.

However on Wednesday he was in the dock again, this time charged with being drunk and incapable at a bus stop in North Road.

Honorary Sheriff Arnold Duncan deferred sentence for reports. He remanded him in custody after bail was opposed.
Pawlowski will appear in court again on 9th September.


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