A MOTOR-CYCLIST was found to be five times over the limit in Inverkeithing.

Declan Farrell, 31, of Clark Road, Inverkeithing, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted previously that on September 12, in Inverkeithing High Street, he drove a motor cycle after consuming excess alcohol.

His reading was 110 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

He also admitted failing to identify the driver as required by police, following the offence.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said that at around 3.10pm, police received a call from someone saying she had seen a male getting on a motorbike in Inverkeithing High Street when heavily intoxicated.

The witness said the man had been unsteady on his feet before getting on the bike and she provided the registration number.

Police went to Farrell’s home shortly afterwards and found the bike parked outside before speaking to him.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said: “He had been drinking the night before, getting home in the early hours.

“When he woke up, he decided to get more drink and took his motor-cycle to the shop. He accepts it was a matter of the upmost stupidity.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown banned Farrell from driving for 16 months and fined him £500.