A world-renowned junior bodybuilder from Fife drove his car while almost twice the limit and crashed into roadworks on Dundee’s waterfront development.
Ross Kerr, from Markinch, had been out celebrating his achievements at a world championship event where he finished fourth, his solicitor Katrina Bell told Dundee Sheriff Court.
However, the following morning hemisjudged the effect of the alcohol and drove his car at 7am while he was still well over the limit, she said.
Kerr, 21, of Stob Cross Road, admitted driving or attempting to drive on August 10 on South Marketgait with excess alcohol (60 mics), while on bail.
Depute fiscal Laura Bruce told the court the vehicle was being driven along the front of the Malmaison Hotel but as it approached the bend, it “careered off the road and went into a concrete trench.
“The vehicle was seen to be tilted over, the accused and a friend tried to remove it but police arrived and they smelled alcohol on his breath.”
Kerr failed a breathalyser and was taken to police HQ on Bell Street for a second test, which also proved positive, said the depute fiscal.
Ms Bell told the court Kerr is abodybuilder who has had some success.
She said he was a Scottish Champion and had competed in both the UK and World championships, finishing fourth in thelatter event in June.
She said: “He doesn’t drink muchalcohol, his diet is very strict and he had some success in competition and had been out celebrating with friends the previous night.
“He misjudged how long it would take for the alcohol to get out of his system.”
Sheriff Alastair Brown fined Kerr £600 and disqualified him from driving for 16 months.
Kerr competes in the National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association (NABBA) competitions in the junior category.