A ROSYTH man banned from getting behind the wheel was found in a car almost five times over the legal drink-driving limit.

Kalyam Gera, 42, of Findlay Street, was very honest with police officers when they found him in the driving seat outside a newsagents.

He told them he didn't have any insurance and had also been drinking alcohol, having just consumed two cans that morning.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court last week, Gera admitted that on August 25 at Kings Crescent, Rosyth and Merchants Way, Inverkeithing, and roads in between, he drove while disqualified and without insurance.

He also pleaded guilty to drink driving, with a reading of 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Carrie Stevens confirmed that Gera had previously been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Defence solicitor Barbara Collie said her client was married with a six month old child and was working part time.

"He says his driving was unacceptable but he wanted to be at the newsagents when stock was delivered," she said.

"He has been drinking to deal with pressures and has an appointment with counselling."

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Gera: "You were not only driving whilst disqualified which is a very serious offence, but you were also driving with 102mg of alcohol in you.

"This is almost five times over the legal limit. You are very close to a custodial sentence."

Gera will have to complete 250 hours of unpaid work and be subject to a supervision requirement for two years.

He was also fined £250 and will be disqualified from driving for four years.