A DRINK-DRIVER who caused a head-on crash in Carnock has been ordered to address his drink problem.

As a result of the collision, Richard Brown, 42, was trapped in his car and he and another driver had to be taken to hospital.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court last Wednesday, he had previously admitted that on December 21 last year, on the A907 on the village's Main Street, he drove without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other people using the road, drove on the opposing carriageway and collided with another car, damaging both vehicles.

On the same date, Brown, whose address on court papers was Rose Street, Dunfermline, but was read out in court as Leny Place, also drove after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his blood was 136 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood which exceeded the 50 microgrammes limit.

Depute fiscal Jennifer Graham said the incident happened at around 4pm. Another driver was coming up the hill and saw Brown failing to take a bend and crossing onto the opposing carriageway.

She said the driver was unable to take evasive action and the cars collided. The force of impact was so great that the other car mounted the kerb and came to rest on the eastbound carriageway.

Brown's vehicle was damaged extensively and the incident resulted in him being trapped in his vehicle behind the steering wheel.

Solicitor Elaine Buist said her client was "very ashamed" of the incident.

"He felt quite depressed round about this time and he is now making a large effort to try and move on with his life," she added.

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Brown £400 and placed him on a community payback order with supervision for 12 months and a requirement to address his alcohol difficulties.

He also banned him from driving for 16 months.