Keith man set to sell up after being found four times over drink limit

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A MORAY MAN could be forced to sell up and move on from his rural home after losing his driving licence for 18 months at Elgin Sheriff Court this week.

That was the outcome for George Reid whose address was given as being in Grange, near Keith, with the court being told the 62-year-old was caught at over four times the legal drink/drive limit in the Moray town on December 5.

Reid admitted the offence having been caught when members of the public had suspected he was under the influence driving into the Institute Lane car park.

His defence spokesman Stephen Carty told the court that the difficulty for Mr Reid was his home address, saying: “It is remote with no public transport and he depends entirely on his car. The loss of his licence will have a hugely significant impact on him, his intention is to sell his home and move back to London.”

After hearing that Reid had been found to have 89mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – over four times the legal limit – an unmoved Sheriff imposed an 18-month driving ban and £600 fine.