Dumbarton cocaine driver was discovered with out automotive insurance coverage – The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

August 18, 2022 By admin

A DRUG driver has been disqualified after he was caught at greater than double the restrict on the A82.
Kieran Hamill-Chatterton, of Westfield, Dumbarton, pleaded responsible at an earlier listening to to driving the motorized vehicle while beneath the affect of 124 microgrammes of Benzoylecgonine (cocaine) per litre of blood on the A82 close to Bowling on December 4 final 12 months.
He additionally admitted to utilizing the automotive while with no legitimate insurance coverage coverage.
The authorized restrict for Benzoylecgonine is 50 microgrammes per litre of blood.
Depute fiscal Claire O’Hagan instructed Dumbarton Sheriff Courtroom on August 3 that at round 3.30am, police have been travelling west on Nice Western Street in the direction of Dumbarton, the place they noticed an Audi A3 and had purpose to cease it.
Hamill-Chatterton made it clear to officers he was the driving force of the automobile after he was stopped by officers.
While routine checks have been carried out it was found the 29-year-old didn’t have legitimate insurance coverage and “was uncertain himself as regards to protection”.
The courtroom heard a roadside breath check was carried out which examined adverse for alcohol, however a medicine wipe examined optimistic for cocaine.
Through the police interview he admitted to taking cocaine earlier within the night and was later taken to Clydebank police station to hold out additional interviews.
Stephen Maguire, defending, mentioned: “He’s in full-time employment doing removals in Dumbarton. This occurred within the early hours of a Saturday morning. He had been out on the Thursday evening and cocaine had been taken in the midst of the evening into Friday, the place he later fell asleep.
“The [social work] report doesn’t say that there have been considerations for his driving. He accepts full duty for his actions. With the insurance coverage matter he thought his present insurance coverage renews robotically and it hadn’t on this event. He took steps to fix that error.
“He understands that this offence will result in a disqualification.”
Sheriff John Hamilton fined Hamill-Chatterton £300 plus a sufferer surcharge payment and he was disqualified for 12 months.
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