A German aristocrat has been handed a road ban after he admitted driving a motorised bicycle through the streets of St Andrews while almost three times the drink drive limit.
Florian von Gemmingen-Hornberg – who is listed as a baron on German genealogical websites and whose family history dates back to the middle ages – faced a bizarre charge over an incident in the Fife town on April 9.
Gemmingen-Hornberg, who is studying a Masters in Economics and Philosophy at the town’s university, admitted driving an “unregistered motor vehicle” – understood to be a bicycle adapted to run with a motor – in the town’s City Road.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard he had 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 22.
The 20-year-old, of Market Street, St Andrews, pleaded guilty to the charge on summary complaint.
Sheriff Simon Collins QC imposed a fine of £200 and disqualified von Gemmingem-Hornberg from driving for 12 months.