A MOTORIST has been banned from the road for more than two years after he was found guilty of being behind the wheel while more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Craig Carlin has also been told he must wear an electronic tag on his ankle after he was sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

The 37-year-old denied several charges against him, including having no road insurance, and stood trial at the city court last month.

Following the evidence, Carlin, of Wishart Place, Ormiston, was found guilty of three offences by Sheriff Kevin McCarron.

Carlin was found guilty of driving a vehicle with 74mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath at the A1 Bankton Junction on December 27, 2020 – more than three times the legal limit of 22mg.

He was also found guilty of driving the vehicle with no insurance and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner following his arrest.

The court found that Carlin shouted and uttered threats towards police officers after he had been taken to the Capital’s St Leonard’s Police Station after being arrested.

Solicitor Nicola Haston said that her client had been “open and honest” to the social worker preparing his background report and asked for the sheriff to allow him to take part in the drink-drive rehabilitation scheme.

Sheriff McCarron said that the breath test reading was “really high” and sentenced the driver to a 28-month road ban, backdated to his trial date of March 12.

Carlin was also sentenced to a 12-month supervision order and must wear a tagging device and stay within his home address between 7pm and 7am each night for the next three months.

Sheriff McCarron also agreed to allow Carlin to participate in the drink-drive rehabilitation scheme which, if successfully completed, will see his driving ban reduced by a quarter.