A ROSYTH military man was caught drink-driving at more than five times the legal limit after a three-day binge.

John Trenberth, 38, of Whinnyburn Place, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Trenberth, a serviceman currently based in Barrow-in-Furness, admitted that on July 1 at Upper Wellhead, Limekilns, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Louise Graham said at 5.20pm a witness saw Trenberth, apparently drunk, getting into his car and driving off.

The police were contacted and went to his home where they found the hood of his car was still warm.

Trenberth was in the house and admitted he had been driving.

Defence solicitor Aime Allan conceded: “It’s a very high reading.

"He’d been consuming alcohol on Thursday, Friday and into the early hours of Saturday morning until around 9am.

“He’d been drinking for three days straight and hadn’t slept very much.

"He’s extremely embarrassed and there will be implications for his employment.”

Sheriff Susan Duff fined Trenberth £1,040 and banned him from driving for a year.