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Forres man caught over the legal limit twice is disqualified from driving


By Ali Morrison

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A MOTORIST from Forres who was caught driving over the legal limit twice in quick succession has been disqualified.

Elgin Sheriff Court.
Elgin Sheriff Court.

Sean Corcoran (30) was first stopped by police at around 1am on January 30 this year near Market Street in Forres.

A breath alcohol test recorded a reading of 50 microgrammes of alcohol – more than double the legal limit of 22.

On April 18 a police patrol again stopped Corcoran.

This time he was on the Forres to Alves road at around 2.30am.

Elgin Sheriff Court heard that Corcoran "staggered" out of the vehicle.

Suspecting him to be under the influence, police conducted another breath alcohol test. This revealed a reading of 46.

Defence solicitor Grant Daglish told the court that Corcoran has had no issues with alcohol in the past.

Sheriff David Sutherland disqualified the 30-year-old from driving for three years and issued a £640 fine.

He added that if Corcoran paid to attend, and successfully completed, a drink driver rehab course the ban would be reduced by six months.


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