A man has appeared in court charged with driving while more than eight times over the legal alcohol limit.
Arhip Hodge, 31, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over an allegation of drink driving on the city’s Gray Street on Thursday.
He faced a charge of driving with 183 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
Hodge, of Mill Mews, Mill Lane, Lapworth, was also charged with driving without insurance and without a licence.
No plea was made and the case was continued until Thursday.
Meanwhile another man, 22, was charged yesterday after allegedly being detected almost five times over the limit in the Market Street area in Aberdeen.
He is expected to appear in court at a later date.
Road Policing Inspector Neil Morrison said: “The fatal consequences of drink or drug driving are widely known so it is disappointing that drivers still think that it is acceptable to take this risk.
“Quite simply, if you are going to drive then do not drink. Use public transport or licensed taxis or decide on a designated driver.
“Also, if you have been out drinking make sure you leave plenty of time the following morning before getting behind the wheel.”
As the weather starts to turn, road policing officers are also encouraging road users to be mindful of the changing conditions.
Inspector Morrison said: “After the fantastic summer we’ve had with long summer days and nights, the change in weather means everyone needs to start adapting their driving.
“With the mornings and evenings getting darker, I would remind motorists and cyclists to use headlights to ensure other road users see them.
“The weather continues to be dry at the moment, but after prolonged dry weather roads can become more slippery following the first fall of rain so take extra care in rainy conditions.”