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Scott sentence adjourned

Sentence on a 45-year old man has been adjourned by the High Bailiff for reports.

Robert Scott of Douglas admitted drink driving and using a van in a dangerous condition.

Inspector Richard Power, prosecuting, said that police had followed a trail of diesel from Murrays Road to Palatine Road where they saw a van parked at an angle with a wing mirror touching railings.

The defendant was in the van, clearly drunk, and police saw a jerry can in the back of the van which had been leaking diesel. It was almost empty.

The defendant's blood alcohol reading following his arrest was 253 milligrammes - the legal limit is 80mg.

Inspector Power said the van had several severe defects.

Scott was bailed by Mr Moyle to October 30th.

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