A north-east teenager has been banned from the roads for drink-driving, after being caught more than five times over the legal limit.
Jack Compton admitted the offence when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
The court heard the 19-year-old – who lives at 2 Wellwood Terrace, Cults – had driven to Asda Garthdee at around 7am on April 9.
When Compton pulled into the car park, witnesses saw him collide with a road sign before stopping and getting out of the car, unsteady on his feet.
Staff at the supermarket called the police, who arrived a short time later.
Compton admitted he was the driver of the car and agreed to a breathalyser test.
It gave a reading of 111 microgrammes of alcohol in 100mls of breath when the current legal limit is 22mcgs.
He was cautioned and charged by officers.
Laura Maitland, defence agent, told the court Compton had been out the night before and had been drinking “very heavily” with friends.
She said he decided to take the car to the supermarket but had “no excuse” for his actions.
Ms Maitland added that Compton knew he should not have been driving and deeply regretted his behaviour.
And she stressed that he had no previous convictions and had a full-time job as a sales assistant.
However, Sheriff David Clapham banned Compton from driving for 27 months, telling him: “Drink-driving is a very serious crime because of the risk it poses to other road users.
“I take a particularly serious line on this because it was 7am, in addition, you were five times over the legal limit.”
Sheriff Clapham imposed a community payback order of 100 hours unpaid work and instructed Compton to complete a driver rehabilitation programme within two years.
He also ordered the forfeiture of Compton’s vehicle.