Drunk driver was five times legal limit

A DRIVER who got behind the wheel while five times the legal alcohol limit avoided a jail sentence yesterday.

Melvyn Reid’s solicitor admitted he had drunk enough to “kill a normal man” when neighbours saw him staggering out of his car on 12 October.

At Arbroath Sheriff Court, Reid, 51, was banned for five years and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.