A man has been banned from the road and fined more than £1,000 after failing to provide two breath samples to police.
Matthew Masson, 40, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he was banned from driving for more than three years after admitting failing to provide two specimens of breath to police to determine the proportion of alcohol in his breath.
He also admitted driving without a licence and insurance as well as failing to appear at court previously.
Fiscal depute Lixia Sun said Masson was seen parked in a witness’s driveway in the Sunnyside Drive area of Drumoak on May 1.
She said: “The witness asked why he was in the driveway. The accused could not provide any reason then started to reverse his car. However he collided with the side of the house.”
Police found the vehicle in the drive with signs it had collided with a gas meter box.
Ms Sun added: “It was clear he was under the influence of alcohol, unsteady on his feet and slurring his words.”
At Kittybrewster Custody Centre, Masson then failed to supply two breath samples.
Masson, who has a previous conviction for drink driving, represented himself at the hearing and said he needed to drive for work but added: “I shouldn’t have been driving.”
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill disqualified Masson, of Marischal Court, Aberdeen, for 38 months and fined him £1,200.