A retired forklift driver was caught behind the wheel while more than twice the legal alcohol limit after watching a football match in the pub.
James Buchan, 72, had gone to watch Liverpool play PSG but ended up having three pints of Guinness.
He pled guilty to driving on Tollohill Square, Aberdeen, on September 18, with 55 microgrammes (mcg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
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Sheriff Graham Buchanan fined Buchan, of Tollohill Square, £600 and banned him from driving for 30 months.
Fiscal depute Sally McAuley said police saw Buchan stop the car and get out and noticed he was “unsteady on his feet”.
Defence agent Paul Barnett said his client had not planned to drink. He said: “The barmaid knows him and set up a drink for him before he even reached the bar. He had the drink and consumed three pints of Guinness before making the stupid decision to drive home.”