Scottish National Party Cllr. Robert Higgins
THE Head of Wigtown Licensing Board, Robert Higgins, appeared in handcuffs in Stranraer Sheriff Court on Monday charged with drink driving.
A drink too many at a golf charity event saw him drive home with part of a fence he had demolished en route stuck in the framework of his car.
The Leader of the SNP on Dumfries and Galloway Council, who spent the weekend in police cells, was found by officers on Friday night sitting in his wrecked car outside his home, 'Davaar' in Royal Crescent, Stranraer, smelling of alcohol after leaving a trail of destruction behind him on the A75 Euro-Route.
The embarrassed Councillor stood before Sheriff Tom Millar to plead guilty to the three charges.