A three-times the limit learner drink-driver is on the brink of custody after failing to comply with the courts.
Cameron Hart was warned by a sheriff that one further failure to make himself available for the preparation of a criminal justice social work report will lead the 22-year-old to jail after the judge heard the accused had gone away on a work trip for a second time.
Forfar sheriff Gregor Murray ordered reports after Hart, of North Street, Montrose admitted driving in the town’s Rossie Island Road on February 13 with an excess alcohol reading of 68 microgrammes, where the legal limit is 22.
Hart also pled guilty to having no insurance and failing to display L-plates.
Defence agent Brian Bell said social workers had been unable to prepare reports as Hart had been in England and Belgium.
“I have asked him to write a letter of apology over this,” said Mr Bell. “The only thing that can be said in his favour is that he has a limited record of offending.”
Sheriff Murray told Hart: “You are stretching my patience. I don’t care where your work tell you that you are meant to be, you are going to be sitting in that seat in front of me in four weeks’ time and the report had better be there.”