It was reported today that a law graduate of the University of Stirling, Ronald Rose, was sentenced to five months in custody and to a five year driving ban having been found to be driving his car while more than three times the limit.
Rose, 44, was caught driving his car while over the limit just days prior to graduating from the University of Stirling. The custodial Sentence passed at Perth Sheriff Court will mean that Rose will miss the first few months of his postgraduate legal studies course which he is reported as having been due to start in September.
In sentencing Mr Rose, Sheriff Michael Fletcher is reported as telling Rose that his latest conviction for drink driving was a “very serious matter”. This was Mr Rose’s third conviction for drink driving, although the previous convictions were some years ago. Sheriff Fleture reportedly told Rose:
“In view of the fact it is your third conviction, and it is such a high reading, I have reached the conclusion that I am unable to deal with it any other way than by a custodial sentence.
Under current rules Mr Rose will spend no more than 2 and a half months in custody before being released.