A man has been banned from the road for four years and ordered to carry out unpaid work after being caught drink-driving.
Sean Paxton’s red Vauxhall Astra was left with “extensive damage” after he crashed it on Millbank Lane in Aberdeen around 2.30am on Sunday, June 2.
The noise of the collision woke up residents, who alerted the police, and the 27-year-old admitted drink-driving at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Fiscal depute Rebecca Clark said: “A concerned member of the public came out to speak to the accused and he was asked if he was drunk.
“He replied that he was, and was on his way home.”
Police arrived and found Paxton had 66 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath – three times the 22mcg limit.
The court heard that he had been drinking at a friend’s house, but had planned to stay over to save him getting behind the wheel.
Paxton’s solicitor, Peter Shepherd, said: “He fell out with the chum he was staying with, and stormed out of the house.
“He was very much under the influence of alcohol.
“He knows he’s in the wrong and he apologises unreservedly for his stupidity.”
Sheriff Robert Vaughan said Paxton, of Cairnwell Place, Aberdeen, had a criminal record with “significant” convictions of a similar nature dating back to 2010 and 2011.
He was disqualified from driving for four years and ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work within the next six months.