A man who drove in Shetland while four times the alcohol limit has been disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £600.
Jaroslaw Jaworski, of Hamnavoe, Burra, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court and admitted committing the offence on the A970 at Dunrossness on May 29.
The 57-year-old had 88 micogrammes of alcohol in 100ml breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Jaworski was stopped by police shortly before 7pm due to the manner of his driving.
He failed a roadside screening test, was arrested and taken to Lerwick Police Station.
Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had been drinking the previous night and had one drink on the morning of the offence.
He added that the first offender did not realise the level of alcohol that would be left in his system, adding that Jaworski was “very ashamed”.
He was taken to court from custody after failing a previous undertaking to appear, which Allan said was due to a misunderstanding.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said the alcohol count was “quite a big reading” and added that the ban can be reduced by one quarter if Jaworski completes a rehabilitation course.