A north-east drink driver who got behind the wheel while three times the limit after a family event has been banned.
Yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court Paul Michael, 31, pled guilty to driving with 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
The legal limit is 22mcg.
The incident happened on May 17 on the B9077 South Deeside Road, Kirkton of Durris.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said the incident happened at 11.45pm and his partner had been in the car with him.
Defence agent Liam McAlister said: “It was relatively late at night. Alcohol had been consumed. They’d been at a family event.”
He added his client had made a “gross error of judgement”.
Sheriff Murdo MacLeod ordered Michael, of Raemoir Road, Banchory, to pay a fine of £500 and disqualified him from driving for 12 months.
Michael also pled guilty to a domestic matter and was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a £250 compensation order as well.