A DRUNK driver was repeatedly caught behind the wheel with a bottle of vodka.

Steven Quigley, 48, was found more than six times over the limit in Glasgow's Springburn on March 14, 2023.

Quigley was slumped over the wheel near a bottle of Glen's vodka that was noted to have been almost finished.

He was snared in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, on June 11, 2023 five times over the limit where a bottle was found in his driver's door.

Quigley pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to two charges of drink driving.

The court heard Quigley, of Springburn, was found passed out in a Mitsubishi Eclipse by a concerned witness.

She dialled 999 before opening the car door where a strong smell of alcohol was noted.

Quigley was also heard to have slurred speech once he was roused.

Police attended and found him slumped over the steering wheel.

Prosecutor Julianna Keenan said: "Quigley had keys next to him and a bottle of Glens vodka almost emptied."

Quigley stated to the officers: "I'm p*****, I have been drinking vodka today, I'm guilty for this, I know I will be well over the limit."

Quigley was tested and found to have 151 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the limit is 22 microgrammes.

He was charged and replied: "I'm an a*******."

Quigley was stopped by officers in June 2023 on Auchinairn Road.

Alcohol was again smelled inside the vehicle.

Miss Keenan added: "A half bottle of vodka was present in the driver's side door."

Quigley was tested and found to have 121 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

He stated that he had been upset about a "family situation."

Calum Weir, defending, told the court: "This is extremely concerning as he wasn't just a little bit over the limit.

"He accepts that the car was in effect a weapon at that point.

"He is fortunate there were not greater circumstances - he is aware what he did is totally appalling and he is ashamed of his conduct."

Sentence was deferred until November pending a meeting with a social worker.

Quigley was disqualified from driving in the meantime.