An Aberdeen man has been banned from the road for a year and fined £600 after getting behind the wheel while more than three times the limit.
Francis Murison, 60, appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday and admitted driving on Hayton Road and Formartine Road on October 13 while having 72 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 22 mcgs.
The offence took place at 11.05pm and the vehicle came to the attention of police due to an issue with its tyres.
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When police approached Murison, of Formartine Road, Aberdeen, it was noted that there was a “smell of alcohol” coming from him.
Defence agent Les Green told the court his client had been at a friend’s house and had had “four or five cans of Strongbow cider”, and was intending getting a taxi home.