Drink-driver banned and fined following police stop in Falkirk

A drink-driver who was stopped while over the limit in Falkirk has been disqualified for a year and received a £600 fine.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:45 pm

Krisztian Csecs pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle on the A9 on December 31, 2020 after consuming so much alcohol the proportion in his breath was 29 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed 22mcg in 100ml limit.

The 31-year-old, of 47 Inglewood Street, Livingston, committed the offence while on bail.

He appeared alongside a translator at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Krisztian Csecs appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The court was told Csecs took his partner’s car to give a friend a “lift” and has other matters outstanding.

His defence solicitor said: “He regrettably agreed to give his friend a lift and had consumed some alcohol. It was a random stop.

“He pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and the reading was particularly low.

“He’s been in Scotland for approximately four years. He’s in full-time employment as a fabricator in a window factory.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston noted Csecs had been on bail for an “analogous matter”.

Sheriff Livingston said: “I require to deal with you as a first offender today, whatever may come of the other matters you have outstanding.

“That said, I can take into account the bail aggravation.”

Csecs was disqualified for 12 months, reduced from 15 due to the time of his plea.

He was also given an opportunity to take part in a drink-drive rehabilitation course. If completed, the period of Csecs’ ban will be reduced by a quarter.

As well as the £600 fine, he was ordered to pay a £40 victim surcharge.

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