A ROSYTH driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a lorry.

Sean Wilson had just returned from a driving ban when he drove while unfit to do so.

Wilson, 35, of McGrigor Road, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on December 10, 2018, on the A985 at High Valleyfield, he drove a car dangerously when under the influence of drink or drugs, lost control of the vehicle, crossed onto the opposing carriageway in the face of oncoming traffic, caused other road users to take evasive action and then collided with a heavy goods vehicle, causing damage to both vehicles.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Wilson: “You were driving under the influence of drugs and effectively fell asleep at the wheel, causing this collision.

“It’s extremely fortunate, perhaps not for you, that you collided with a HGV and not another car. If it had been a car, things might have been far worse.”

He pointed out that Wilson had a history of drink-driving and had just returned from a ban when this incident occurred.

He has since also been disqualified for a drink-driving offence in Rosyth.

Sheriff Macnair imposed a community payback order with two years of supervision and 200 hours of unpaid work. He also banned Wilson from driving for 38 months and until he passes the extended test.