A DRINK-DRIVER was caught in Rosyth when he was almost four times over the limit.

Michael Steele decided to drive after drinking at a local restaurant.

Steele, 28, of Carlowrie Avenue, Dalmeny, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 4, in Castlandhill Road, Rosyth, he drove having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said police came across a car being driven without its lights on at 7pm and they followed it because of the erratic nature of the driving.

The car was stopped, police could smell alcohol from Steele and he was unsteady on his feet. He then failed the roadside breath test and was arrested.

The court was told Steele had been staying with his father at the time. He had been at a restaurant, his father lived a short distance away and Steele decided to drive there.

Sheriff James MacDonald said: “It was a foolish decision to drive that short distance.” He fined Steele £400 and banned him from driving for a year.