Drunk took golf cart for a spin on main road in Larbert

Colin Peat emerges from Falkirk Sheriff Court
Colin Peat emerges from Falkirk Sheriff Court

A drink driver was almost five times the legal limit and clearly under par to be driving a golf cart on Stirling Road, Larbert.

Colin Peat (47) was caught putting along in the cart near Falkirk Golf Course and police found he had 97 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 22 microgrammes. He was also not insured to drive the unregistered vehicle on the public highway.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court today, Peat, of Antonine View, Bonnybridge, admitted drink-driving and driving the golf cart without insurance on June 5.

The court heard Peat was a serial motoring offender.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell deferred sentence without hearing a prosecution narration or defence submissions, saying it was “inevitable” that he would need background reports prepared on Peat before disposing of the case.

He told Peat: “You were nearly five times the limit, and at that level you shouldn’t have been anywhere near a cart, let alone driving one. This is your third significant road traffic offence within a few years.

“It is clear there will be a substantial period of disqualification, but standing your record and the substantial reading I am going to consider all options including custody.”

Sentence was deferred until November 12 for the preparation of criminal justice social work reports.