A police officer was caught drink driving on his way to report for duty at a Shetland police station.

Jonathan Mustard, admitted drink driving at Lerwick Sheriff Court, after turning up to work after a night out drinking, thinking he would be fit for duty.

The court heard that his blood was checked after his supervising officer had suspicions over his fitness to drive.  The test revealed he drove with 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, just over the legal limit of 80 microgrammes.

Defence Solicitor, David Hunter described the case as a ‘spectacular error of judgement’ on the police constables part before adding that Mustard was aware that it could an end to his career.

Mustard was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £400.

He has yet to face internal disciplinary procedures.

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