A DRINK-DRIVER mounted a pavement in Dalgety Bay as he was pursued by a police patrol car.

The offender, Brendan Dunn, 23, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 3 in St David’s Drive, Dalgety Bay, 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 Dev Kapadia said that Dunn, of James Court in Cowdenbeath, was spotted by police on patrol at around 5.45pm at Dalgety Bay.

They followed him to a petrol station which he drove into, even though it was clearly closed.

After speaking briefly to officers, he was asked to wait but drove off.

Police followed him and he was seen mounting a pavement then coming back on the road.

Officers activated their blue lights and Dunn pulled over. He gave a positive breath test at the road and was arrested.

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said: “He had a fall-out with his partner after alcohol had been consumed.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Dunn: “You had a very high reading and had no business to be on the road.”

He fined him £470 and banned him from driving for 15 months.