A football fanatic has been fined and banned from the road after he was caught driving following a day of drinking while watching the sport.
Callum Brooks, 28, had his keys confiscated by a member of the public before police were alerted and found him “clearly under the influence of alcohol”.
Fiscal depute Gavin Letford told Aberdeen Sheriff Court Brooks initially “refused to provide a specimen of breath” and “became verbally aggressive towards officers”.
Brooks pled guilty to driving with 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
He also admitted failing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test and shouting, swearing and threatening police.
Defence agent Mike Monro said his client, a “football fanatic”, had been drinking at a friend’s.
He said: “He was watching football from lunchtime onwards and had been consuming alcohol.”
He added Brooks had taken a taxi home but decided to drive to Tesco.
Mr Monro said: “He can give no information as to what on earth possessed him to get back in his car.”
Sheriff Philip Mann told Brooks, of Newburgh Way, Bridge of Don, his behaviour was “inexplicable” and fined him £600 and banned him from driving for a year.