A butcher who drank a litre of whisky at a family barbecue before being caught almost five times over the limit driving to work the next morning has been banned from the road.
Edvard Levanovic, who has a previous conviction for drink-driving, got behind the wheel despite having been drinking at the family gathering the night before.
The 48-year-old appeared yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing having previously pled guilty to driving with 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
The incident happened on North Esplanade West, Aberdeen, on February 26.
Depute fiscal Lynzi Souter told the court: “It was a member of the public that reported the accused to the police and the police dealt with the accused.
“The time of the offence was approximately 5.40am.”
Ms Souter added Levanovic also had a previous conviction for drink-driving.
Defence agent John Hardie, representing Levanovic, said his client had been hosting a family barbecue and was drinking until around 11pm.
He added he had felt okay to drive and had been on his way to work as a butcher when he was caught.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said: “By your own admission you drank a litre bottle of whisky the night before at a family barbecue, and you felt okay to drive, the report says.”
She disqualified Levanovic, whose address was given in court papers as Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen, from driving for 43 months and ordered him to carry out 270 hours of unpaid work within the space of a year.
She also granted the Crown motion for forfeiture of the car.