Falkirk drink driver was over seven times the legal limit

A sheriff stated a motorist’s drink driving reading – an astounding seven times over the legal limit – was one of the highest to ever come before the court.

By James Trimble
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10:54 am

Sheriff Derek Livingston was referring to Marcin Korytowski’s reading of 164 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 22 microgrammes.

He said: “It’s one of the highest readings that has ever come before this court.”

Korytowski (32), who required an interpreter, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to drink driving on Mungalhead Road, Falkirk, on April 9.

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Sheriff Livingston said: “You should be well aware the amount of alcohol you had in our breath indicates you were extremely dangerous on the road at the time and I understand there was a collision that took place.”

Korytowski, 177 Grahams Road, Falkirk, was banned from driving for 40 months and ordered to complete 160 hours unpaid work within 12 months.

He was also made subject to a restriction of liberty order, meaning he will remain in his home between 9pm and 8am for the next four months.

Last year a woman was stopped by police in Dundee for drink driving and gave a reading of 188 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – nine times over the legal limit – which is believed to have been the highest ever reading recorded in Scotland.