Paisley taxi driver pleads guilty to drink driving

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A taxi driver who was stopped by Police after running a red light has pleaded guilty to driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Thomas Montgomery, 56, was stopped by officers on Abercorn Street in Paisley at around 5pm on Sunday 10th December.

When breathalysed he was found to be almost two and a half times the drink driving limit.

He also had a passenger in his car at the time of the incident.

Thomas Montgomery was arrested and detained in police custody in connection with alleged road traffic offences.

He admitted the offences today at Paisley Sheriff Court, and was disqualified from driving for 18 months as well as being fined £400.

Sergeant Mark Miller from the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Greenock said: “The message could not be clearer – never drink and drive, and if you are caught doing so there are serious consequences.

“Thomas Montgomery put the safety of himself, his passenger and other road users at risk and getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of alcohol completely unacceptable.

“Our festive road safety campaign is well underway with officers specifically targeting drink and drug driving.”