Aberdeen drink driver fined and banned after flipping vehicle on Christmas Day

Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

A drink driver has been fined and banned from the road after attempting to move his car down the street and flipping it onto its roof.

Azhar Khan, 36, was more than four times the legal alcohol limit when he got behind the wheel of his black Range Rover.

He planned to move the vehicle further down the street so that visitors would be able to park outside his home later on, according to his solicitor Euan Cameron.

But Khan crashed the vehicle and flipped it onto its roof on Rubislaw Park Crescent, Aberdeen.

Fiscal depute Kelly Mitchell told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the incident happened at around 8.25pm on Christmas Day, 2016.

She added when police arrived they found Khan was “unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol”.

Khan pleaded guilty to driving with 201 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 50 microgrammes.

He also admitted failing to identify himself as the driver.

Sheriff Philip Mann banned Khan, whose address was given as Rubislaw Park Crescent, Aberdeen, for 22 months and fined him £600.