A REPEAT drink-driver was more four times over the limit when stopped by police near Inverkeithing.

It was Martin Fleming’s third drink-driving conviction.

Fleming, 43, decided to go for a drive from his home in Edinburgh when he was feeling depressed and ended up in West Fife.

Fleming, of Goosander Place, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 23, he failed to provide a roadside breath test to police on the M90 at Inverkeithing.

He also admitted he drove having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said that, at 2.50am, police became suspicious of Fleming’s manner of driving and stopped him.

The court was told Fleming had taken to drink after losing his job.

Sheriff Alastair Brown pointed out it was Fleming’s third conviction for drink-driving and warned him if he did it again, he could be heading for jail.

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 105 hours of unpaid work and 18 months of supervision. He also banned Fleming from driving for five years.