OAP six times over the limit

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Shamed pensioner Robert Corner escaped jail after being caught driving SIX times over the limit.

The 68-year-old was stopped in Jamieson Avenue, Bo’ness on December 16 last year after police were tipped off by a member of the public.

Tests showed he had 135 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 22 in 100.

Corner, 18 Amulree Place, Bo’ness, appeared for sentencing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week following reports being prepared by social workers.

Defence solicitor Lynn Swan urged that Corner be spared jail and although he was not fit enough to carry out unpaid work as part of any community-based sentence, his liberty could be restricted.

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “He was over six times the limit, but told social workers that did not impact on is ability to drive.

“There is an alcohol issue here. He’s obviously been drinking too much and did not want to admit it.

He banned Corner, who admitted previous road traffic offences, for three years and placed him on a supervised community payback order for the same period with the added condition he attend alcohol counselling.

He will also re-sit his driving test, although the sheriff admitted: “I have concerns about your health and whether you should be driving at all.”