An Aberdeen man has been banned from the road for two years after being caught driving while more than five times the limit.
Emil Paszek was seen swerving across lanes by a member of the public who contacted the police.
And when officers caught up they found the 41-year-old parked up in an industrial estate “smelling strongly of alcohol”.
Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the offence happened on Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn, at around 9.05pm on August 22.
She said: “The witness observed the accused driving and was concerned with the manner of driving, that the accused was swerving over the lanes.
“He contacted the police on the basis of what he observed.
“Police found the accused in the driver’s seat in a nearby industrial estate smelling strongly of alcohol.”
She added Paszek then failed a roadside breath test.
Paszek, of Faulds Crescent, Aberdeen, pled guilty to driving with 119 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
Defence agent Liam McAllister, representing Paszek, said his client, a Polish national, had moved to Aberdeen around 11 years ago to find work.
He added: “Unfortunately things have deteriorated in his personal life in that he lost his employment as a technician two months ago and has turned to alcohol as a bit of a crutch. He had been drinking during the day, not quite appreciating how much.”
Mr McAllister said Paszek had been on his way to pick up his partner but realised he’d had too much to drink so pulled over.
He added: “He’s deeply regretful and remorseful.”
Sheriff Philip Mann also fined Paszek £600 on top of his ban.