A man has been banned from the roads for the second time after getting behind the wheel while five times the drink-drive limit.
Ross Duncan was spotted by a barmaid at The Greentrees in Dyce stumbling into his black Renault Clio.
Concerned that he may be drunk, the woman phoned the police to try to stop him from driving away.
But when she returned to the car park she found the 28-year-old and his car had gone.
And when police arrived at his house they found the motor parked outside and Duncan fast asleep inside.
Yesterday Duncan appeared from custody at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted getting behind the wheel of the car with 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22mcg.
Fiscal depute Cheryl Clark said this was the second time he had been convicted for drink-driving.
The court heard it was around 9.30pm on Friday when Duncan was spotted in the pub’s car park.
Miss Clark said: “The bar tender at the Greentrees bar in Dyce saw through the window a male getting into a Renault Clio. He was unsteady on his feet and was clearly under the influence of alcohol.
“She had also recognised him from being in the premises earlier that evening and had been consuming alcohol.”
The court heard after the police were contacted the bar maid realised Duncan had left in the car.
Miss Clark added: “The individual was traced by officers a short time later where they found the vehicle outside the address and the accused was found asleep within the property.
“He admitted he had been driven the car back from the pub.”
Miss Clark moved for the vehicle to be seized as it was his second drink-driving offence in a short space of time.
Representing the repeat offender, solicitor Shane Campbell said the car was owned by his wife.
He asked Sheriff Christine McCrossan to defer sentence on Duncan, of 12 Corrennie Circle, Dyce, for background reports to be carried out.
She released him on bail and he will return to court next month. He has been disqualified from driving meantime.