A Moray pensioner has been banned from the roads for more than three years after being caught drink driving twice within two weeks.
Walter Grant, from Elgin, was stopped by police while nearly five times the limit on June 4 and again 12 days later while more than three times the limit in his Toyota 4×4.
Yesterday the retired businessman was given a 42-month driving ban at Elgin Sheriff Court after admitting two charges of drink driving.
Fiscal Niall Macdonald said police received a tip-off at about 1pm for the first offence.
He said: “Officers described him as profusely sweating and could smell alcohol on his breath.”
The 69-year-old came to the attention of police at about 1.30pm for the second offence, on Duffus Road on June 16.
After being pulled over, Grant admitted he had had a bottle of wine at lunch.
Breath tests found that Grant had 108mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath for the first offence and 75mcg of alcohol for the following offence. The legal limit is 22mcg.
Defence solicitor Ben Thom explained his client was “devastated and embarrassed”, and seeking help for alcohol issues.
He said: “There has been a perfect storm of background circumstances. He has worked his entire life and has found retirement very difficult, which has been made worse during the lockdown.”
Grant, of Duffus Heights in Elgin, was also fined £2,500.