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Ex-sheriff convicted in his own court for driving while drunk

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A FORMER sheriff who admitted driving while almost three times over the alcohol limit was handed a 12-month ban in his former court last week.

Richard Twining Sidgwick pleaded guilty in Fort William Sheriff Court to driving near his home in Spean Bridge with a breath alcohol level of 60 on May 11, 2016. The legal limit is 22mg.

The court heard Sidgwick, now 72, has battled alcoholism since he retired around 10 years ago and that it was his wife who raised the alarm on the day he was charged because she had become frustrated with his drinking habits.

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