Hallglen motorist caught drink driving on road to see his sick granny

A motorist who was still under the influence from alcohol from the night before when he responded to an SOS from his sick gran and decided to drive to see her.

By Court Reporter
Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:31 am

Paul Nisbet (38) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted drink driving in Garry Place, Hallglen on March 18. He gave a reading of 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 22 microgrammes.

Katie Cunningham, procurator fiscal depute, said: “The offence took place at 4.15pm following a road traffic collision – police spoke to all parties involved and the accused was breath tested.”

The court heard Nisbet received a phone call from his gran, who is suffering from cancer.

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Nisbet appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday to be sentenced for his drink driving offence

She said she was feeling ill so he took the decision to drive his car while he was still under the influence.

Sheriff Christopher Shead fined Nisbet, 5 Garry Place Hallglen, £400 and banned him from driving for 12 months.