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‘Blind’ drunk driver piled into a van and two cars

Seven times limit: David Macdonald PICTURE: PERTHSHIRE PICTURE AGENCY

A MOTORIST who crashed into a van and two cars while seven times the drink-drive limit has been jailed for eight months.

The bonnet on David Macdonald’s VW Golf flipped up, blocking his vision, after the first collision — but he carried on driving and hit two more vehicles. When he eventually came to a halt a member of the public grabbed the keys from his car. He then staggered from the vehicle, clutching a bottle of wine, which he threw into a field.

He was breathalysed and found to have 153mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath — the legal limit in Scotland is 22mcg. At Perth Sheriff Court, Macdonald, 44, of Kirriemuir, Angus, admitted driving dangerously on the A85 on January 4.

He further admitted failing to stop after an accident and driving while over the alcohol limit.

In addition to jailing Macdonald, Sheriff William Wood banned him from the road for four years and ordered him to sit the extended driving test before he can regain his licence.

He told him: ‘This can only be described as a drunken rampage in your car while seven times the legal limit. There’s no doubt in my mind that you represented a significant hazard to other road users.’