Over the limit lorry man fined Â£300 and banned for a year
A 26-year-old HGV driver has been fined Â£300 and handed a year-long driving ban after failing a breath test in Dunipace on Thursday .
William Walkinshaw was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court after he admitted driving on the A82 while under the influence of alcohol.
Now Police Scotland are highlighting the case as a prime example of the dangers of going over the limit, at the start of the annual drink drive festive season enforcement drive.
Forth Valley Road Policing Inspector Andrew Thomson said: “Walkinshaw was not greatly over the limit but in the eyes of the law you are still a drunk driver and a criminal - there’s no grey area.
“I cannot stress enough that the best approach is none - that’s the only way to guarantee you are not over the limit.
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“Throughout December we will be on patrol stopping and speaking to drivers in the Forth Valley area and across the country.
“Christmas parties are getting underway and I would urge people to make arrangements to not only get home safely from their celebrations, but also to get to work the following day.”
He added: “So many people who fail a breath test have been out the night before - they are putting not only themselves but all other road users in danger if they drive the next day whilst still over the limit.”