Drink Driving Charge Forfar
Our client was charged with drink-driving contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The police arrived at the scene and breathalysed our client. His reading lead to his arrest and when he was taken back to the police station the lower of the two specimens was 29ug per 100ml of breath. A very low reading but over the prescribed limit nevertheless.
We were contacted and advised that an early plea of guilty was the best course of action in the circumstances.
Our Mr Simpson appeared at Forfar Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court on 1st November 2019 and addressed the Court in mitigation.
Following legal submissions our client was given the minimum period of disqualification namely 12 months. The Justice of the Peace was thereafter persuaded to commend our client for inclusion on the drink-drive rehabilitation course which would reduce the overall period of disqualification to 9 months (the lowest sentence possible for drink-driving).
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