THE decision to drive home from Dunfermline after a night out with colleagues proved to be an expensive one for a Rosyth worker.

Jacek Jabrowski crashed his car into a barrier, wrote it off and was found to be almost three times over the limit.

Jabrowski, 39, of Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on June 4, he drove on the southbound M90 near the Pitreavie spur having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of alcohol, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said police saw the accused driving a black people carrier, losing control of it and colliding with a barrier.

When officers went over to the vehicle they could smell alcohol from Jabrowski.

Defence solicitor John Bain said his client is Polish and currently working in a fish processing firm in Rosyth.

“He had been out in Dunfermline with friends he works with and had been drinking some strong cider.

"He didn’t think the alcohol he’d consumed would have taken him over the limit,” added the solicitor.

“He clipped a barrier as he was coming onto the motorway. There was no other vehicle involved and his car has been written off.”

Sheriff Kevin Veal imposed a fine of £800 and banned Jabrowski from driving for three years.