Drink-driver crashed in north-east supermarket car park … then tried to buy cider

Aberdeen Sheriff Court
Aberdeen Sheriff Court

A drink-driver crashed his car in a shop car park – then went inside to buy cider.

William Strachan drove his Vauxhall Corsa to Tesco Express on Newton Road, Newtonhill, at 5.25pm on Tuesday and hit a parked car.

The 56-year-old then went inside to buy three bottles of cider but staff refused, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday.

Police carried out a breath test, which gave a reading of 109 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes

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Defence lawyer Peter Shepherd said his client regretted his actions and was seeking help.

Strachan, whose address was given in court as Berryhill Place, Newtonhill, admitted drink-driving and is to be sentenced on August 7. Sheriff Ian Wallace ordered his car to be forfeited.