A BOOZY day out at the football had an unhappy ending for a 64-year-old Dunfermline man.

William Kellock was caught drink-driving at more than four times the limit.

As a result, he lost his job as a bus driver and now Kellock, of Rosebank, has appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on October 15, in Bridge Street, Cowdenbeath, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 100 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said the incident began at 7.40pm on the A92.

A female driver saw Kellock’s car swerving across lanes and almost left the carriageway.

The motorist flashed her lights at Kellock and, shortly afterwards, he stopped the car and got out.

“The witness formed the impression he was under the influence of alcohol and he was slurring his words,” added the depute.

The woman called the police, officers arrived and Kellock failed a breath test.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: “He’s a first offender at 64. He has an issue with alcohol in that once he starts, he finds it hard to stop.

“That day he had gone to a football match in Dundee and had left his car at the park and ride. He was fairly drunk after returning from the football and this took place.

“He’s very ashamed. He worked as a bus driver but has had to give up that job is now working in a factory.”

Sheriff Francis Gill said: “This was an extremely high reading. It’s only a matter of good fortune there weren’t serious consequences for other road users.”

The sheriff banned Kellock from driving for 20 months and imposed a community payback order with 65 hours of unpaid work.