A p*ssed construction worker was recently found to be five times the limit whilst towing a digger down the A9.
Members of the public contacted authorities after the worker was spotted weaving in and out of lanes, transporting a mini excavator on a trailer. The worker in question, Krzysztof Zaremba, was then apprehended by police at a lay by near Dunblane.
Reportedly, he was travelling to a site with the digger in tow. When police found him at the lay by near junction A820, he had stopped due to a flat tire. It was there, he was arrested and taken into custody. This took place at around 9:50pm, and, by 1am when the worker was tested, he was still found to be five times the limit.
The construction worker appeared before a court for sentencing where he was found guilty. He has consequently been disqualified from driving for sixteen months. Alongside this, he was also fined £600.
Defence agent Virgil Crawford described: “He had been drinking the night before and had taken a large amount of whisky.”
“He has lost his job because he was disqualified from driving indefinitely.”
“He has got another job working in a sawmill but that is with a lower wage.”
Sheriff William Gilchrist argued though that, “this was a very high reading.”
“In these circumstances the mandated period of 12 months is not sufficient.”
It’s not all doom and gloom though. One construction worker was actually able to use an excavator to stop a drunk driver. When the driver got out of his vehicle to confront the tradesman about his work, he could tell he was heavily intoxicated.
So, with quick thinking, the construction worker stopped the individual from driving away by trapping the car with the excavator. Take a look at the full report here.
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