Bute drink drive charge - reading ‘almost five times the limit’

A 48-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving after police on Bute recorded a breath sample almost five times the legal limit.
A 48-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving after police on Bute recorded a breath sample almost five times the legal limit.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his vehicle was stopped in Port Bannatyne at 4.15pm on August 19.

The man’s behaviour had been reported to police by members of the public, and a breath sample was recorded which was nearly five times the legal limit - which, in Scotland, is 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The man appeared in court from custody, and police have asked the court, in view of the high reading, to consider ordering his vehicle to be forfeited in the event of a conviction.