An Aberdeen man found in charge of a car after drinking urged a sheriff not to ban him from driving – fearing it would put him in student debt.
Police found Jack Sibbert asleep in the driver’s seat of his black Seat Ibiza on Great Western Road on November 15.
A breath test revealed the 20-year-old had 59 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
A sentencing hearing was held at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and Sibbert, of Osprey Gardens, Mintlaw, admitted being in charge of a vehicle while over the alcohol limit.
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Defending himself, Sibbert said he was humiliated by his actions and added: “I am a third-year university student who has financed my own studies.
“If I can no longer drive, it might mean I can’t work so would have to take out a student loan.”
However, Sheriff Ian Wallace banned him for a year and fined him £750.
The sheriff added: “I want to compliment you for how you have conducted yourself in court today.”