A snow plough driver has been banned from driving for two years and fined £600 for a drink driving offence.
According to The Press and Journal, Paul Boax of Kilmarnock admitted refusing to provide a breath specimen at Fort William police station on March 6.
Fort William Sheriff Court was told that police asked Mr Boax to provide breath for analysis after the car he was driving was involved in an accident on the A830 Fort William to Mallaig road.
Mr Boax’s solicitor, Hamish Melrose told the court he works for Bear Scotland a service provider in the roads maintenance sector.
He said Mr Boax suffered concussion in the accident and his car was substantially damaged.
Mr Melrose said: ‘My client had been drinking in Corpach area and foolishly decided to jump in his car, but didn’t get very far before he went off the road and collided with a garden fence.’
A spokesperson for Bear Scotland told Transport Network: 'The incident took place out of work however we take matters such as these very seriously. Mr Boax has not been at work since the trial and on his return will be subject to disciplinary procedures.'