Second ban for Grangemouth drink driver

Police saw Robert Moultrie driving 'erratically' at 1.30am and pulled him over.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 26th February 2016, 3:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 5:02 am

A road-side breath test, later confirmed by a second check at the police station, showed he was behind the wheel while more than three times the legal limit.

At Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday the 31-year-old was banned for three years and fined £450.

Moultrie, from 72 Lime Street, Grangemouth, was stopped on Almond Street, Grangemouth, on October 5 last year and later found to be driving with 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22 in 100.

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Moultrie, who had been disqualified before, admitted the charge before the case went to trial and had sentence deferred for reports.

Sheriff Linda Smith told him: “This was a very high reading. It was a foolish decision to drive at all.”