A man caught driving while six times over the legal limit has been banned from the road.
Brian Duthie appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court and admitted to being behind the wheel in Hanover Street, Charlotte Street and West Road, Fraserburgh, on Friday.
The 59-year-old, whose address was given in court papers as West Road, Fraserburgh, pleaded guilty to driving with 134 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
Duthie was fined £600 and banned from driving for 18 months.
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He was one of 12 people charged in relation to alleged drink driving related offences across the north-east following police patrols at the weekend.
Drivers were stopped and charged in the Torry, Northfield, Bucksburn and Hazlehead areas of Aberdeen as well as in the Ballater and Dufftown areas of Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Road Policing Inspector Neil Morrison said: “In total 12 drivers have been charged over the weekend.
“Drink driving is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”
He added: “The consequences of drink driving can be severe including risk of injury and threat to life, loss of licence and loss of income as a result as well as the social stigma and a criminal record. It is not worth the risk.”