A Dunfermline drink-driver crashed when he was more than three times over the limit.

Finlay Hopkins, 20, of Appin Crescent, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 5 at St Margaret’s Drive, Dunfermline, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

The court was told police received a call at 2.30am to report that a car had crashed in St Margaret’s Drive.

When officers arrived at the scene, Hopkins claimed that “something had run out in front of him” causing him to crash.

The police could smell alcohol from Hopkins and he failed a breath test.

Defence solicitor Amy Harley said her client had no previous convictions.

She went on: “He had been at a friend’s house and they’d had a few drinks. He stupidly decided to drive home. It’s only a ten-minute drive but it’s not a decision he would make again.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland fined Hopkins £320 and banned him from driving for a year.