A spectator was so drunk at a school sports day that a teacher had to step in and take his car keys to stop him driving off from the event.
Daniel Moroz simply went home and got a spare set of keys and was found slumped over the wheel a short time later.
The incident took place less than a week after Moroz had defied his manager and driven off drunk from the car park at his place of work.
But a lucky Moroz was allowed to walk free from court because he was too drunk to actually drive off from the school sports day.
Sheriff William Wood noted Moroz already had a previous drink-driving conviction, as well as the two incidents on April 26 and May 1 this year.
However, he said: “Had you been caught driving on the second occasion on which you were unfit, I would not have taken such a lenient view.
“The court is very concerned that within days of you being arrested for drink-driving, you should then be in charge of a vehicle, when you were unfit to be.”
Moroz, 30, of Strathtay Road, Perth, admitted driving in Ruthvenfield Road, Perth, on April 26 while he was nearly three times over the legal limit.
He also admitted being drunk in charge of a car at St John’s Academy, in Perth, on May 1 while he was more than four times over the alcohol limit.
He was banned from driving for 40 months and ordered to carry out 270 hours of community payback when he appeared at Perth Sheriff Court.
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told the court: “At 3.30pm a teacher at the school was speaking to the accused. He had attended a school sports event that afternoon.
“He was smelling strongly of alcohol and the teacher noted he was walking towards his car in the car park. He was followed by the teacher.
“The teacher asked for his car keys, which he gave him, and then he left the area on foot.
“At 5.15pm the same teacher was informed by another member of staff that the accused was in his car.
“Police found the accused sitting in the driver’s seat. He was slumped over the steering wheel and appeared to be sleeping. He failed a roadside breath test.”
She said that a few days earlier Moroz had been asked to leave work at ABP in Perth as other members of staff noticed that he was under the influence of alcohol.
Despite reassuring suspicious staff that he would not drive home, he was seen to enter his car, and had to be stopped from driving home by security staff.
Solicitor Billy Somerville, defending, said that Moroz realised he had a problem with alcohol and was taking steps now to address his issues.