An Afghanistan veteran involved in a Taliban attack which killed a comrade has been banned from the road after admitting an Angus drink-driving offence.
Rosyth man Kevin Kidd had been out drinking with friends before going on to a party but was spotted by a member of the public who saw him getting into his car in the early hours.
He was found to be more than two and a half times the legal limit.
Kidd, 27, of Sherbrooke Road, appeared before Sheriff Gregor Murray at Forfar on Tuesday where he admitted being in charge of a motor vehicle on Market Street, Brechin, on October 5 with excess alcohol (91mics).
The legal limit at the time of the offence was 35mics.
Depute fiscal Hannah Kennedy told the court that around 5am a member of the public saw the accused getting into his car but he struggled to put on his seatbelt.
They called police, who discovered Kidd in the vehicle.
Defence solicitor Bob Bruce told the court his client was a former soldier who had been injured during a tour of duty in Afghanistan after a bomb exploded, toppling their military vehicle and killing a colleague.
He said the accused had received counselling after the tragic incident.
Sheriff Murray disqualified Kidd for 16 months and fined him £400.