A Dunfermline man has been sentenced for refusing to provide breath samples to the police.

Christopher Dodds, 41, of Whitelaw Road, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on December 16 at Dunfermline police station he failed to provide breath specimens.

Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said at 7.50pm a member of the public contacted the police to report a suspected drink driver.

Dodds had been seen urinating next to his car before getting into it and driving off.

Officers tracked down Dodds driving in Robertson Road, activated their blue lights and he pulled over.

“Officers could immediately smell alcohol from him, he was slurring his words and his eyes were glazed,” added the depute.

He was arrested after a positive roadside breath test but once at the police station he become uncooperative.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “Things have fallen apart for him recently. He lost his job because of a decline in his mental health and things have gone from bad to worse for him.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a 14-month driving ban and a community payback order with six months of supervision.