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A drink driver who collided with another vehicle has been disqualified for five years.

Lewis Gregor Macdonald pleaded guilty to the offence plus a second charge of careless driving when he appeared at Stornoway Sheriff Court.

The court heard the 35-year-old welder - whose address was given as South Dell, Ness, indicated left to turn into a driveway in Upper Bayble, Point, but slightly pulled out to the right for what would be a tight manoeuvre on a single track village road.  

But a car behind collided with him and Macdonald’s Ford Focus was shunt down the road for a short distance.

One passenger in the other car sustained minor injuries.

The court heard Macdonald had been caught drink driving twice in the past ten years.

Sheriff David Sutherland imposed a driving ban.

He also placed Macdonald on supervision for two years and ordered him to carry out 180 hours of unpaid community service work.

Five year ban for drink driver

27 Sept 2017