Four people appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday in driving cases.
A 59-year-old farm maintenance engineer who crashed his motorcycle and then refused a breath test was fined £1,000.
Leslie Stoneham, of Balblair, Dingwall, was also banned from driving for 18 months at Inverness Sheriff Court after admitting driving without a licence or insurance and failing to provide a breath specimen.
The court was told that Stoneham crashed the motorcycle he normally used only on private farm land on August 22.
His lawyer, Mike Chapman said; “He said it was a stupid thing to do taking it out on the public road.”
In another case, police stopped an Inverness driver on a remote country road outside the city on suspicion of drink driving.
The court was told yesterday that when 38-year-old Andrew Adams, of Tomatin Road, was breathalysed, he was almost six times the legal limit.
Adams admitted drink driving on the unlisted road near Loch Ashie at Dunlichity on August 2.
Sentence was deferred for a background report until September 20. Adams was disqualified in the interim.
An oil and gas worker who is about to work abroad was banned from driving for a year.
Craig Bell, of Ardersier, was stopped in the Focus van hire vehicle he was driving in the early hours of July 29 on the A835 near Maryburgh.
A breath test revealed he was almost three times the legal limit. The 41-year-old was also fined £600.
An Aberdeenshire groundworker on windfarms crashed the van he was driving after consuming almost three times the permitted amount of alcohol.
Charles Milne, of Tullynessle, Alford, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted driving with excess alcohol on the B9152 between Lynchat and Kincraig on July 8.
He was fined £600 and banned from driving for 16 months.