Man caught drink-driving after heavy session

A man caught at more than twice the drink driving limit after a heavy drinking session the previous night has been banned for two years and fined £750.

Konrad Flaws, 49, of St Olaf Street in Lerwick, was stopped by police at around 5pm on Thursday after a member of the public was concerned by his erratic driving. He failed the roadside screening test and was taken to the police station.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today Flaws admitted having 80 microgrammes of alcohol in his system. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Defence agent Chris Dowle said Flaws had been drinking the night before the incident. He had drunk two tins of cider during the day, but hadn’t thought he was over the limit.

Honorary sheriff Malcolm Bell allowed Flaws a £250 reduction from his £1,000 fine given his early plea, and gave him three months to pay.

The driving ban can be reduced to 18 months if Flaws completes a drink driving rehabilitation course.


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