Aberdeen fisherman caught drink driving after dropping catch off at pub
Man had been on boat catching crabs
A FISHERMAN was caught drink driving after stopping at his local pub to drop off newly-caught crabs.
Ashley McKinnon had spent the day fishing on a friend’s boat and had drunk two cans of lager during the trip.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard the 53-year-old decided to drop some live crabs in to his local pub before going home.
Solicitor advocate Gail Goodfellow said: “While there he got himself one pint, he didn’t intend to have any more but someone else bought him a drink.”
He was found to have 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, where the limit is 35mcg.
McKinnon, an out-of-work joiner, admitted driving while over the legal alcohol limit, on Aberdeen’s Craigievar Crescent on May 24.
McKinnon, whose address was given in Aberdeen Sheriff Court papers as 30c Pitmedden Crescent, Aberdeen, was banned from driving for 15 months and fined £300 by Sheriff Edward Savage.