A 32-year-old man has been sentenced for a series of road traffic offences including dangerous driving and being almost three times over the alcohol limit.

Mohammed Khalid, of Brucefield Terrace, Lumphinnans, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court by video-link from prison having been remanded in custody after admitting a catalogue of crimes.

On June 13, 2021 on Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, he drove a car after consuming excess alcohol.

His reading was 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Khalid also failed to comply with a preliminary roadside breath-test on Halbeath Road that day.

On January 26 last year at Main Street, Lochgelly, he failed to comply with a roadside breath test.

Then at Dunfermline police station he again failed to provide breath samples.

That same day, on Oriel Road, Kirkcaldy, the A92 towards Lochgelly, Main Street, Lochgelly and elsewhere, he drove a car dangerously, failed to maintain control, failed to keep lane discipline, repeatedly swerved sharply between lanes and repeatedly braked sharply when impaired through alcohol or drugs.

He also admitted that on May 11 last year at Dunfermline police station, he was in possession of a controlled drug, cocaine.

On December 21 last year at Dunfermline police station, he failed to provide breath specimens as required having been driving on the A92 between Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly.

He also failed to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on September 8 and 15 last year.

At his previous hearing, Khalid, who was representing himself, said: “I was going through a bad patch at the time but now I’ve got my life back on track.”

The court heard that at three of the offences police found a bottle of vodka on the floor of the vehicle next to Khalid.

Sheriff Francis Gill said: “No satisfactory explanation has been given for any of the offences.”

He banned Khalid from driving for three years and until he passes the extended test.

The sheriff also imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work, 12 months of supervision and a five-month restriction of liberty order.