West Lothian crime: Police in Livingston stop drunk driver with no licence and insurance

Police in West Lothian stopped a driver who tested over the drinking limit and had no licence, insurance or MOT.

By Anna Bryan
Thursday, 28th July 2022, 10:20 am

On Wednesday afternoon, officers from Livingston Road Police stopped a motorist in Craigshill.

The driver underwent a roadside alcohol test, and was found to be significantly over the limit. Police also discovered that he had no driving licence, no insurance, and no MOT.

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The motorist was taken into custody, where he was held until he became sober, and his vehicle was seized.

He tested again at the police station, and provided a reading of 70 micrograms (μg) per 100 ml of blood.

Police have reported the driver to the Procurator Fiscal.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 3.15 pm on Wednesday, 27 July, 2022, a 41-year-old man was arrested and is the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal for alleged road traffic offences after being stopped by offices on Craigshill, Livingston.”

The drink-drive limit in Scotland is 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath (or 50 micrograms per 100ml of blood).