A farmer who was chased by police for three miles after driving his Land Rover and trailer while almost three times the legal drink driving limit has been spared a prison sentence.
Malcolm Symington, received a four year driving ban and was ordered to wear a tag seven nights a week for four months. He was also ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and fined £400 for driving in a ‘reprehensible manner.’
The court heard how, police pursued Symington after he took to the wheel of the 4×4. They chased him for three miles as he veered from side to side. He failed to stop despite police using their sirens and lights in an attempt to pull over.
A roadside breath test revealed 99 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – over twice the limit.