A 44-year-old man has been banned from driving after being caught nearly five times the legal limit.
Brian Maule was disqualified from holding a driving licence for five years and four months at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
He was stopped by police on the morning of May 12, in the city’s Ashgrove Gardens North after driving above the speed limit and not using his indicators.
Officers breathalysed him, resulting in a reading of 101 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal maximum is 22 mcgs.
Maule, of Keithmuir Road in Drumoak, pleaded guilty to the offence and avoided the maximum eight-year ban he could have faced.
Sheriff Andrew Miller imposed a nine-month supervision order and put him under curfew between 7pm and 7am.
Maule will have to wear an electronic tag and has also been ordered to forfeit his 51-plate Mini.
His defence agent, Lynn Bentley, said Maule would co-operate fully with the court-ordered supervision and claimed he had a medical condition which could be “life-threatening” if not treated properly.
Ms Bentley had asked the sheriff to consider special arrangements for the accused, who wanted to be able to take his child home from football training.
This would have meant him being allowed out until 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The request, which was denied, was also made to save Maule from having to explain the curfew to his child.