Five-year ban; COURT CASEBOOK.
A row with his girlfriend led to 28-year-old David Raven going for a drink and steering himself into court on a charge of driving with nearly four times the permitted alcohol limit in his breath.
And Sheriff Kenneth Robb at Dumfries pointed out that it was Raven's third drink-drive offence in nine years and ordered confiscation of his car said to be worth PS8,000 as well as banning him from the road for five years.
Raven, from Kentmere, Kendal, admitted committing the offence at the Crossway's Service Station at Gretna on September 4. Fiscal depute Gemma Halliday said that Raven had seemed unwell and the police were called and found a smell of drink coming from him.
| A man who stole booze from a shop has been made the subject of a community payback order and told to carry out 40 hours unpaid work.
AndrewThomson, 54, of Newington Road, Annan, admitted at Dumfries Sheriff Court to stealing the drink worth about PS5 at RS McColl's shop in High Street in Annan.
| Background reports have been ordered by the sheriff at Dumfries on a 23-year-old man who behaved in a threatening manner at his home.
Ayden Astley, of Clarinda Drive, Dumfries, was found guilty of sending messages to his ex-partner and her mother of a threatening nature and making threats of violence. Sentence was deferred to October 2.
| A 37-year-old man has appeared before the sheriff at Dumfries on charges of assault and threatening behaviour.
Andrew Muir, of Alloway Road, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to shouting at a woman at Glasgow Street in the town, throwing correspondence at her and shouting and swearing and screaming at police officers on September 5. He also denied pushing the woman, causing her to fall onto a bed, pinning her down and seizing her by the hair as well as resisting officers, lashing out and attempting prevent them putting handcuffs on him. Trial was set for next month.