A 55-YEAR-OLD drink-driver was more than five times over the limit when police saw him swerving about the road.

Stuart Bowman said he had been doing a friend a favour by driving them to Cowdenbeath.

Bowman, of Moncur Street, Townhill, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 9, on the A92 eastbound between Cowdenbeath and Crossgates, and Dunfermline Road, Crossgates, he drove having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 123 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Eve McKaig said police officers observed a Vauxhall Corsa being driven erratically at 8.05pm.

The vehicle was swerving about the road and officers activated their blue lights and stopped it.

She went on: “When the driver wound down his window, the officers were immediately struck by an overpowering odour of alcohol.”

Bowman told police: “I was just dropping a friend off in Cowdenbeath.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson deferred sentence until December 14 for reports and imposed a temporary driving ban.

He also ordered Bowman not to dispose of his car before then as the matter of forfeiture has still to be decided.