A drunken soldier who took his mum’s car from a hospital car park has been banned from the roads.
Scott Inglis, 18, who serves with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, sped through the streets of Perth and Scone before crashing the car into a lamp-post.
Inglis, of Wallace Place, Perth, took the silver Honda Prelude from PRI on Monday while his mother was working as a nurse.
At Perth Sheriff Court on Monday he admitted driving with 60 mics of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
He also admitted driving on a provisional licence without having a qualified driver in the vehicle, without displaying L plates, and without insurance.
Additionally, he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention by driving at excessive speed before losing control, mounting the kerb and hitting a lamp-post.
Depute fiscal Rebecca Kynaston told the court that the vehicle came to rest against a fence, which was the only thing preventing it careering into a burn.
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis banned Inglis from holding a licence for 21 months and fined him £600.