A golfer was caught behind the wheel almost five-times the drink-drive limit while moving his car off some double yellow lines.
Tom Spiers had been drinking with friends at The Great Western Hotel in Aberdeen late on Saturday, August 17.
He had left his car parked on the adjacent Pitstruan Place, with the intention of getting a taxi home and heading back the next day to collect it.
But after some drinks he was told his vehicle would likely land him a parking ticket, and he grabbed his keys to move it to a different spot.
However another hotel guest spotted the 24-year-old leaving the venue, and phoned the police to warn them of a potential drink-driver.
Officers arrived shortly after, and Spiers was arrested.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted driving with 107 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
His solicitor Shane Campbell said: “Mr Spiers, along with friends, had been on a golfing outing in Banchory.
“He had driven to the golf club and back into Aberdeen city centre, not having had any alcohol at that point.
“The plan was everyone was to meet at that hotel and he would park his vehicle, then take a taxi home and return the following day to pick it up when it was safe to do so.”
He added: “Having enjoyed the evening with his friends, and consuming a considerable amount of alcohol, at some point just before 11pm one of his friends said his car was parked on double yellow lines.
“He foolishly went out to move it.”
Mr Campbell told the court that Spiers, of Garthdee Drive, Aberdeen was a first offender with a clean driving licence.
Sheriff Ian Wallace fined him £700 and disqualified him from driving for 16 months.