A north-east drink-driver has been banned from the road after being caught more than three times over the legal limit.
Gary Findlay, 48, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday where he pled guilty to driving with 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
The legal limit is 22mcg.
The offence happened on the A947 at Newmachar on June 11.
Fiscal depute Katy Begg said police received a call alerting them at 10.39pm, and pulled him over.
A roadside breath test found he was positive for alcohol.
Defence agent Jim Eodanable described the incident as a “moment of stupidity” and said his client had had a clean driving licence.
He added Findlay lived rurally, two miles from the nearest bus stop.
Sheriff Robert Vaughan fined Findlay, whose address was given as Mains of Tertowie, Kinellar, £400 and banned him from driving for a year.