A Rosyth man decided to drive home after being “stranded” following a night out.

Kevin Thompson had been described as “struggling to walk” before he got into his vehicle and was found to be more than three times over the limit.

Thompson, 46, of Whinnyburn Place, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on March 7 in Rosyth, he drove after consuming excess alcohol.

His reading was 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said at 12.30am police had received a call from a hotel worker to say two people struggling to walk had got into a car which was then driven off.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He had been out with colleagues and the transport arrangements had fallen through.

“He found himself stranded but accepts his decision to drive was a poor one.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and 135 hours of unpaid work.

Thompson was also banned from driving for three years.