A BALLINGRY lorry driver’s erratic behaviour caused concern shortly before he was involved in an accident.

David Glencross had taken diazepam before starting his early morning cheesecake deliveries.

Glencross, 47, of Ballingry Crescent, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on June 23 last year in Hill Street, Inverkeithing, he drove a heavy goods vehicle when the proportion of diazepam in his blood was 1136 microgrammes per litre of blood.

The legal limit is 550 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said Glencross had turned up at 6am to begin work delivering cheesecakes around Fife.

A female colleague he spoke to thought he was “acting strangely, bounding around and invading her personal space”.

Glencross drove off in his lorry but shortly afterwards the firm received a phone call to say he had hit a pothole, causing damage to the vehicle.

The woman then called the police to say she suspected he was driving under the influence.

When officers arrived, it was clear to them Glencross was indeed under the influence of drink or drugs, added the depute.

He was found to have 23 diazepam in his possession and he later failed an impairment test.

Glencross, representing himself, said: “I take full responsibility for my actions.”

Sheriff Susan Duff banned him from driving for a year. She also imposed a community payback order with 60 hours of unpaid work.