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Paolo Nutini cleared of drink-driving charge

The 30-year-old was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol while more than twice the legal limit in Paisley.

Singer Paolo Nutini has been cleared of drink-driving in his home town earlier this year.

The 30-year-old was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol while more than twice the legal limit in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on February 21.

The New Shoes singer, who had denied the charge, was found not guilty by a sheriff following a two-day trial at Paisley Sheriff Court.

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Paolo Nutini performing on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)

Nutini was accused of breaching the Road Traffic Act by driving with 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the 22 microgrammes limit.

His defence to the allegation was “post-incident drinking”.

Sheriff Colin Pettigrew acquitted the musician of the single charge after evidence was led from several witnesses about events on the night in question.

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