A DUNFERMLINE man was caught drink-driving after being seen to be unsteady on his feet in a shop.

Kevin Robertson, 46, who said he had been drinking the night before, was more than five times over the limit.

Robertson, of Whinhill, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on May 30, in Woodmill Road, Dunfermline, he drove a car after consuming excess alcohol. His reading was 115 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said that, at around 10.15am, Robertson went into a shop and bought two bottles of vodka.

His appearance caused a shop worker to believe Robertson was under the influence of alcohol.

“His speech was slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet,” added the depute.

Robertson left the shop, put his purchases in his car and drove off. The police were contacted and given Robertson’s registration number.

Officers went to his home but Robertson would not let them in, speaking to them from inside the house then shutting the door again.

However, his father opened the door and allowed the police in and they found Robertson “sitting in the living room, watching TV and clearly under the influence of alcohol,” added the depute.

The officers gave Robertson a breath test which he failed and he was taken to the police station.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said his client was a first offender, was currently unemployed and lived with his parents.

“He binge-drinks and on this occasion he had consumed a large amount of alcohol the night before. He had a hangover and a fuzzy head but thought he would be fit to drive. He is remorseful and apologetic.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Robertson £1,000 and banned him from driving for two years.