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Former Dundee player Bobby Glennie caught drink driving

Bobby Glennie
Image caption Glennie spent three nights in police custody before appearing at the sheriff court

Former Dundee FC star Bobby Glennie has been banned from driving after being caught behind the wheel almost two and a half times over the drink-drive limit.

The footballer, who played more than 350 games for the side, had been in a pub in the city with an ex-colleague.

Police pulled the 53-year-old over on Kinghorne Road on Friday after being tipped off he may drive.

Glennie admitted drink-driving. He was banned for 20 months and fined £600.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard that he had left the High Corner pub to pick up his wife before returning to the bar to continue drinking with his father-in-law.

Police could smell alcohol on his breath when he was pulled over, and a test later revealed he was almost two and a half times the legal limit.

Fiscal depute Carol Whyte said Glennie - one of the Dens Park club's top 10 longest serving players - had been caught at about 1955 BST on Friday.

Glennie, from Dundee, spent three nights in police custody before appearing at the sheriff court.

He admitted driving with 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 35.

Solicitor George Donnelly, defending, said Glennie had enjoyed a "fairly famous" career at Dundee and was now employed as a full-time forklift driver with catering firm Brakes.

"He lives only 20 minutes walk from the pub but foolishly drove and now faces the consequences," he said.

"He will be able to continue in his employment.

"He is ashamed of himself and he knows the consequences are inevitable for him."

Sheriff Elizabeth Munro said Glennie would have four months taken off his 20-month ban if he completed a drink drivers' rehabilitation scheme.

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