A drink-driver crashed his care and demolished traffic lights in Dunfermline when he was six times over the limit.

Luke Ferguson, 38, of Laurel Court, Dunipace, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 1, at Winterthur Lane, Dunfermline, he drove a car with excess alcohol. His reading was 132 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

He also admitted he drove the car carelessly on the wrong side of the road, mounted a pavement, struck a traffic light and mounted a grass verge.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said at around 1am police received call to say a car had struck a wall next to Buffies Brae. Officers arrived and saw Ferguson standing near the car, unsteady on his feet.

It appeared the car had slid down a grass embankment and Ferguson had been trying to get it back on the road. It had then slid further down the hill and hit a fence.

Officers then saw that traffic lights had been knocked off their base nearby and were lying on the ground.

Ferguson told police: “I made a d*** move. I drove when I shouldn’t have.”

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said her client had been going through a difficult after splitting up with his fiancée and becoming homeless. He had gone to a pub with a friend with his car but had intended to get a taxi home.

“He doesn’t know why he decided to get behind the wheel,” she added.

Sheriff Garry Sutherland told Ferguson: “This is a very high reading and there could have been much worse consequences if somebody had been hit by you.”

He banned Ferguson from driving for 30 months. He also imposed a community payback order with 75 hours of unpaid work and a £320 fine.