A man caught behind the wheel near an Aberdeen primary school while nearly six times the drink-drive limit has been banned from the road for a year-and-a-half.
Nerijus Kalinauskas was tested by police having been spotted driving his Ford Focus in Girdleness Road, near Tullos School, on December 16 last year.
Officers found he had 128 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is just 22mcg.
The 41-year-old, of Menzies Road, Torry, pleaded guilty to the drink driving charge, as well as driving without insurance or a licence.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, he was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £600 and ordered to forfeit his car.
His licence will also be endorsed should he resit his test.
Sheriff William Summers reduced the driving ban from 27 months on account of the Lithuanian’s early guilty plea.
Kalinauskas’ solicitor Stuart Murray told the sheriff: “He is a working man and the main breadwinner – he pays the rent, council tax and so on and works as many hours as he can.
“He has no issue with the forfeiture of his car.”
Sheriff Summers told Kalinauskas: “Some weeks ago you pleaded guilty to the three charges.
“Drink driving is taken seriously by the court because of the dangers to you and others.
“It is a matter of concern that you had a particularly high reading.”