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.
We would like our feedback to be a full of life and priceless a part of our group – a spot the place readers can debate and have interaction with a very powerful native points. The power to touch upon our tales is a privilege, not a proper, nevertheless, and that privilege could also be withdrawn whether it is abused or misused.
Please report any feedback that break our guidelines.
This web site and related newspapers adhere to the Impartial Press Requirements Organisation’s Editors’ Code of Follow. If in case you have a criticism concerning the editorial content material which pertains to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor right here. If you’re dissatisfied with the response offered you may contact IPSO right here
© 2001-2022. This website is a part of Newsquest’s audited native newspaper community. A Gannett Firm. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Street, Excessive Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. HP10 9TY. Registered in England & Wales | 01676637 |
Knowledge returned from the Piano ‘meterActive/meterExpired’ callback occasion.
As a subscriber, you might be proven 80% much less show promoting when studying our articles.
These adverts you do see are predominantly from native companies selling native providers.
These adverts allow native companies to get in entrance of their audience – the area people.
It will be significant that we proceed to advertise these adverts as our native companies want as a lot help as potential throughout these difficult instances.