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Falkirk goalkeeper Graham Bowman banned from roads for drink driving

Graham Bowman
Image caption Falkirk goalkeeper Graham Bowman has been given a £400 fine and one-year ban for drink driving

Falkirk Football Club goalkeeper Graham Bowman has been fined and banned from the roads after admitting drink driving.

It emerged that he was given a £400 fine and one-year ban when he was expected to appear at a pretrial hearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

His case had been "accelerated" through the court system and he had appeared at the court on 28 January.

The 20-year-old had admitted drink driving at Lochgreen Road on 11 May.

Bowman was found to have had 134mg of alcohol in his blood at the time - the limit is 80mg.

It also emerged that he admitted another, separate, charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Other charges

Court papers showed he denied a charge of careless driving at Lochgreen Road that day, losing control of his car, causing it to collide with and damage an electrical box and a fence.

His not guilty plea was accepted by the prosecution.

Bowman, in a separate case, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm in Manor Street, Falkirk, on 4 August.

The charge said he did "engage in a stand-up fight."

He was admonished and dismissed for that offence.

Bowman made the first of his two first-team appearances for Falkirk in March but has not played for the Scottish First Division side this season.

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