A soldier discovered in a Perth garden after crashing his car was found to be five times over the alcohol limit.
Lee Mullen, 27, was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £750 after he admitted driving under the influence.
Depute fiscal Michael Sweeney told Perth Sheriff Court that police carried out door-to-door inquiries after receiving reports about a minor traffic accident.
Mr Sweeney said: “They eventually found the accused to be in a property in Malvina Place. He was traced within the garden of that property.
“He was asked if he was the driver of the vehicle involved in a minor collision and stated that he was. A breath test was carried out and he was taken to the police station.”
Solicitor David Holmes, defending, said Mullen had been in the army for eight years and was receiving support for an ongoing problem with alcohol.
He said Mullen, who was accompanied to court by a senior officer, was divorced and had been in Scotland visiting friends and family at the time of the incident.
Mullen, of Glen Court, Motherwell, admitted drink-driving in Balvaird Place, Perth, on June 27 last year.