On Friday, Police Officers were called to the scene of the drunk driving incident after a tip off from the public.
The man was said to be 'slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle' and, when he was breathalysed, gave a reading of 141. The drink drive limit in Scotland is 22.
Police Scotland tweetd: "#EdinburghRP attended a call about a male slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle in South Gyle. Male provided a roadside reading of 141! (22 is the limit in Scotland). Male arrested and taken to custody. Later provided station reading of 133 and held for court. #DontRiskIt"
People replied to the tweet to express their horror, with one user, David Craig asking: "That the highest you’ve ever personally recorded? Sounds like he should’ve maybe been taken to hospital rather than custody?"
Rab Keir simply said: "Jail him"
@sushicat247 commented: "It's certainly bad. It's not necessarily hospitalisation bad. And it's certainly not as high as it gets. I once saw someone get 170 at 11am!"