Man slumped over steering wheel ‘a very unfortunate matter’

Campbeltown Sheriff Court.

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A man was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car, asleep, with one leg inside the vehicle and one out, Campbeltown Sheriff Court heard last week.

‘Police were approached by members of the public who raised their concerns,’ said Anne Marie Hicks, procurator fiscal, about the incident which happened on August 22 this year on Argyll Street in the town.

Duncan MacMillan, aged 58, of Argyll Street, Campbeltown, was woken by police who said that he was confused; there were no keys in the ignition.

MacMillan admitted being in charge of the vehicle after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath was 57 micrograms per 100 millilitres of blood; the limit is 22.

He had not driven the car.

His defence agent Edel McGinty said the incident happened after MacMillan ‘had received some difficult family news’.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes disqualified him from driving for four months and ordered that MacMillan carry out 60 hours of unpaid work in the community.

‘This is a very unfortunate matter which has brought you before the court,’ said the sheriff.