Motorway workmen had to leap to safety to avoid being struck by a drink-driver, who has now been sentenced.

The drunk motorist, 45-year-old Stacey Robertson, was more than three times over the limit.

Robertson, whose address cannot be reported because of legal reasons, admitted that on June 2 on the southbound carriageway of the M90 between Kelty and Halbeath, she drove having consumed excess alcohol.

Her reading was 170 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the limit being 50 milligrammes.

She also admitted she drove carelessly, entered a closed area of the roadway, collided with a portable lighting unit, drove towards road workers, causing them to take evasive action to avoid a collision, and she then collided with the central reservation.

The incident occurred at 1.40am when two lanes of the motorway were closed to provide a safe working area for workmen.

The traffic was directed on to the hard shoulder with a speed restriction of 30mph.

However, the workmen heard a loud bang as a car came into the closed area, striking a lighting system.

The car continued towards the workmen who had to jump over the central reservation to avoid being hit.

At a previous hearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, Robertson was fined £520 and put on a structured deferred sentence.

When she returned to court for the sentencing to be finalised, Sheriff Wylie Robertson banned her from driving for a year.