A DUNFERMLINE man was caught drink-driving after a collision outside a block of flats.

The accident was spotted by a security officer on CCTV and police inquiries led to Paul Rudies, who had gone home after the collision.

Rudies, 60, of Broomhead Drive, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 29, in Broomhead Drive, he drove a car with excess alcohol. His reading was 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said: “A security officer at the Broomhead flats was monitoring CCTV of the area outside the building.

“He became aware of some sort of collision taking place and a vehicle had a badly-damaged wheel as a result. It was causing a loud noise when it was being driven.”

The matter was reported to the police. When officers went to Rudies’ home, he admitted he had been driving the vehicle.

Defence solicitor Graham Basten said: “On this evening, Mr Rudies had received a phone call from his wife saying she was not feeling well and asking if he could pick her up from her place of work.

“He accepts he shouldn’t have been driving and also accepts responsibility for his stupidity.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown fined Rudies £500 and banned him from driving for a year.