A ROSYTH dad has been banned from driving for three years after drink-driving for the second time in 18 months.

Leo Gow, 36, of Laurel Road, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday after being caught more than four times over the limit.

He previously admitted that on May 16, on Skua Drive, Dalgety Bay; Laurel Road, Rosyth, and elsewhere, he drove a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath was 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath which exceeded the prescribed limit, namely 22 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff explained that his client had gone to his ex-partner's address to look after their children and alcohol was consumed.

An argument took place and thereafter Gow decided to drive.

"It was a heat-of-the-moment decision and accepts it was a very stupid decision," he said.

"He appreciates this could have been a far worse situation."

Sheriff Charles Macnair said: "This was a very high reading.

"It was an offence committed approximately 18 months after you had been convicted of driving from 59 microgrammes in your breath.

"This sort of driving which is four-and-a-half times over the new limit is extremely dangerous and too serious for a fine."

He imposed an order for forfeiture of Gow's car, 165 hours of unpaid work as well as three years' disqualification from driving.