A ROSYTH man crashed his car into traffic lights when almost three times over the limit.

Sean Wilson told police the accident had been caused by a tyre “blow-out” but officers could smell alcohol and his speech was slurred.

Sean Wilson, 34, of Burnside Crescent, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on September 21, in Castle Road, Rosyth, he drove having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said that at 10.20pm, police officers were on a mobile patrol in Castle Road when they saw a blue Peugeot 206 had collided with traffic lights.

Wilson was standing next to the vehicle. He told officers the car had sustained a punctured tyre which caused him to collide with the lights.

However, his speech was slurred and he failed a roadside breath test.

When cautioned and charged, Wilson said: “My tyre blew out and I lost control.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He made no attempt to flee the scene or anything of that sort.”

The court was told Wilson had a previous drink-driving conviction from December 2016.

Sheriff Charles MacNair commented: “The amounts were almost identical in both drink-driving convictions.”

He fined Wilson £600 and banned him from driving for three years. His vehicle was also forfeited after a Crown motion for this was unopposed.