Drink driving HGV driver will go to prison

Aberdeen Sheriff Court has refused an appeal by an HGV driver jailed for drink driving after he claimed he should have been ordered to undertake unpaid work instead.

Timothy Humphreys was jailed in January for six months after driving his artic for 20 miles along the A90 while more than four times over the drink drive limit, writes Chris Tindall.

Police arrested him on an industrial estate in Stonehaven. The lorry driver appealed the sentence claiming that the gravity of the offending meant a community payback order with hours of unpaid work would have been more appropriate.

However, the appeal court said the driver had shown a reckless disregard for his actions and the fact there had been no accident did not diminish the danger he posed to other motorists.

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