A 22-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court to be sentenced for a string of motoring offences going back three years.

Serial offender Michael Wright or Gavin, of Church Street, Inverkeithing, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 24 last year, in Garvock Bank, he drove when disqualified and without insurance.

He also admitted failing to provide breath or blood specimens at Dunfermline police station.

Depute fiscal Mat Piskorz said police had received a call from staff at the James Bank Hostel at 1.26am over concerns that Wright had driven off when under the influence of substances.

Around 20 minutes later, police tracked him down. When he got out of the vehicle, he appeared to be under the influence of something.

Checks then showed he was a disqualified driver. He refused to give a breath sample and also a blood sample saying: “I don’t like needles.”

Wright also had to be sentenced again for a 2018 incident where he crashed his car when drink-driving and speeding.

Wright was also disqualified from driving, and should have been in his house, at the time at the time as he was on a court-imposed curfew.

He previously admitted that on April 18, 2018, he breached a bail curfew condition to remain in his house during named times.

He also admitted that in Elgin Street and Grange Road, Dunfermline, he drove while disqualified.

He also drove dangerously at speeds in excess of the 30mph limit, lost control of the vehicle and struck a street sign.

He further admitted that he drove after consuming excess alcohol. His reading was 139 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, with the limit being 50 milligrammes.

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with 200 hours of unpaid work and a three-year driving ban.

He warned Wright: “You’ve very close to a prison sentence.”

Wright has been jailed previously for earlier motoring offences.