Boozed-up train driver caught almost nine times over the limit still allowed to drive
A TRAIN driver caught almost nine times the railway drink limit has escaped jail and is still allowed to drive a car.
Colin Chapman, 54, was busted in his cab in May as he prepared to drive a passenger train from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
The £45,000-a-year-driver had a bottle of vodka in his rucksack.
He gave a blood alcohol reading of 174. The railway limit is 20 and the drink-drive limit for motorists is 50.
Sheriff Kenneth McGowan told alcoholic Chapman his very serious offence “could have had devastating consequences for other people”.
But after hearing that the accused was fighting his... read more
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