An Aberdeen driving instructor has been banned from the roads after he was caught behind the wheel while more than twice the legal limit.
Gary Greenwood was approached by strangers in the Asda car park at the Bridge of Don on July 27 last year after they noticed his driving and thought he had been drinking.
Following a confrontation outside the shop he went into the supermarket and bought more alcohol.
The police were called because of concerns that Greenwood might drive again.
By the time officers arrived, he had already left the scene and returned home.
When they turned up to test him, he admitted being the driver and said he had been drinking.
The breath test showed Greenwood had 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit at the time was 35mcg.
Representing Greenwood, who admitted the offence at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, solicitor Shane Campbell said his client had held a clean licence for 21 years and had until recently worked as a driving instructor.
He said his the 40-year-old, of 197 Jesmond Avenue, had been suffering from depression and had turned to alcohol as a result.
Mr Campbell said that on that day Greenwood had made a short trip from his home to the supermarket so he could purchase more alcohol.
He said that by the time the police turned up and a breath test was taken, he had consumed more alcohol than when he had been behind the wheel.
Sheriff Kenneth Stewart fined Greenwood £450 and disqualified him from driving for two years.