An Aberdeen man has been banned from the road after being caught drink-driving for a third time.
Fernando Faustino was more than three times the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by police on the A96, between Aberdeen and Inverurie, on August 23.
The 52-year-old was driving a Volkswagen 4×4 pick-up truck and had already made his way through Dyce and Bucksburn.
Faustino, of Manor Avenue, admitted driving with 78 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday. The legal limit is just 22mg.
He chose to represent himself in court and was asked to account for his own behaviour.
Shrugging, Faustino said: “I was working early that day. I had half a bottle of wine the night before.”
Sheriff Raymond McMenamin stripped Faustino of his licence and ordered him to return to court next month for sentence.
He said: “You have two previous convictions for the same offence. I find this very serious.
“You have pleaded guilty and I will be disqualifying you from driving from this moment.
“The sheriff will determine how long a ban you will face at your next appearance.”
Sheriff McMenamin also called for a restriction of liberty order report.
Faustino will return to court next month.