A man who got behind the wheel of a lorry in the north-east while more than four times the limit has been banned.
Ross Byiers, 49, was caught after a passenger in the lorry he was driving raised concerns and contacted police.
The incident happened at Station Square, Lumphanan, on July 27.
Fiscal depute Katie Murray said a bottle of alcohol was found in Byiers’ rucksack when he was being booked into custody.
Byiers pleaded guilty to driving a lorry with 97 microgrammes (mcg) in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
Defence agent Gregor Kelly said his client “accepted he has problems with alcohol and has sought help”. He added Byiers “had alcohol prior to starting his shift”.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said: “This is an extremely high reading.” She disqualified Byiers, of Mosside Brae, Nairn, from driving for 18 months and fined him £600.