A MAN has admitted to driving in Arran while being more than four times the drink-drive limit and to driving a car without insurance or a valid licence.

Ian Moran, 48, of Glasgow, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week and pled guilty to three charges.

The court heard that just after 4pm on January 18, residents at the Lochranza Hotel at Auchrannie Resort contacted the police due to concerns of the way a car was being driven.

Staff at the resort said that the male driver and female passenger had been at the resort bar and had been drinking.

Police traced and stopped the car and found Moran had been driving. He admitted that the vehicle belonged to him.

The police could smell alcohol from Moran and noted that his speech was slurred and that he was unsteady on his feet. They carried out a roadside breath tests which he failed.

Moran was taken to Lamlash Police Station. He was advised that the station did no have the facilities to confirm his blood alcohol level at that time and so they would have to wait for the results.

The results were obtained on March 20 and it was shown that Moran had 226 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit in Scotland us 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. Checks also confirmed Moran had no insurance and no licence.

Sheriff Michael Hanlon told Moran: “This is the third complaint in this situation. I’m going to adjourn this matter to obtain social work reports.”

Moran was disqualified from driving and ordained to appear back at court on August 28 for sentencing.