Two drink drivers have been handed road bans after getting behind the wheel while over the limit.
In separate cases, Lila Wighton and David Henderson appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted drink driving.
The court heard grieving mum Wighton, 23, drove while three times the limit after meeting a friend – she had lost her unborn child at 21 weeks earlier in the year.
Henderson drove while double the limit in the early hours of the morning after believing the alcohol would be out of his system.
Wighton admitted driving on Grandholm Crescent, Bridge of Don, on April 15 with 67 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the limit is 22mcgs. The court heard Wighton was stopped by police at 1.20am.
Her defence agent Gregor Kelly said his client was currently “struggling with debt”.
Speaking of the offence, he said: “It’s an isolated incident.”
He added she had been “grief stricken” by the loss of her baby. He told the court: “She had not been out in any shape or form since then, a friend offered support and offered to meet her. She drove into town and had been on medication and did not want to consume alcohol. Her friend bought her a couple of drinks with the best of intentions.”
He added she thought she was fine to drive, and that the drinks had been “bigger than anticipated”.
Mr Kelly said: “She has found it very nerve-wracking coming to court, she is still in a very fragile place.”
Sheriff Malcolm Garden fined Wighton, of Grandholm Crescent, Aberdeen, £370 and banned her from driving for 20 months, saying she had made a “serious error in judgement”.
Meanwhile, Henderson, 31, admitted driving with 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on April 16 on the city’s King Street.
His defence agent Graham Morrison said: “He had been drinking earlier in the evening. At 4am, he thought his system was cleared, that was obviously not the case.”
Henderson, of Blairythan Terrace, Foveran, Aberdeenshire, was handed a £300 fine by Sheriff Garden and banned from driving for 16 months.