Community council chairman alerted police to Gifford drink drive incident

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A Gifford man spotted driving by a local community councillor and suspected of being under the influence of drink has had his car forfeited.

Grant Ross, 2 Walden Terrace, was seen getting into his car outside the village’s Coffee and Food outlet by community council chairman Mr McLaughlin.

Ross was then seen by police officers outside the Goblin Ha’ public house and was said to be “unsteady on his feet and shaking uncontrollably”. It was then Mr McLaughlin intervened and informed the officers to what he had witnessed previously.

Ross (69) appeared at Haddington Sheriff Court on Wednesday where he admitted to driving a vehicle with 42 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath in Gifford on January 12, 2014.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.

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