A KELTY man put lives at risk as he drove about West Fife in a van when he was 16 times over the limit for cocaine.

Michael McQueen drove in the wrong direction on a busy carriageway, went round a roundabout the wrong way and went through a red light.

Police were called by other motorists who had to take evasive action to avoid a crash. However, one vehicle was struck by the drugged-up driver.

When 39-year-old McQueen was stopped finally by officers, he had to be taken to hospital because of the state he was in.

McQueen, of Loch Leven Terrace, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

The incidents took place on October 30, 2021, on the A921 Admiralty Road, Rosyth, the Admiralty Road roundabout, Queensferry Road, Aberdour Road, Townhill Road, Whitefield Road, Kingseat Road, all Dunfermline, and elsewhere.

He admitted he drove a van dangerously, at excessive speed, overtook vehicles repeatedly when it was not safe to do so, collided with the back of another vehicle, drove repeatedly on the wrong side of the carriageway into the face of oncoming vehicles, causing them to take evasive action to avoid a collision, went through a red light and drove the wrong way on a roundabout.

He also drove with excess benzoylecgonine in his system. The proportion in his blood was 800 microgrammes per litre of blood. The limit is 50 microgrammes.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said when police stopped him they took him to the Victoria Hospital where he was “diagnosed as having drug-induced psychosis”.

Defence solicitor Shona Westwood said her client was taking cocaine regularly at the time.

She went on: “He doesn’t remember the day of the incident. This was a wake-up call for him regarding his alcohol and cocaine use. He’s very ashamed of his behaviour.”

Sheriff Peter Anderson told McQueen: “I hope you were as appalled by what you’ve heard as everyone else. You were putting a lot of people at risk because of the drug-induced state you were in. You could have killed yourself or killed or seriously injured other people.”

The sheriff imposed a two-year driving ban, a community payback order with 120 hours of unpaid work, 15 months of supervision and a £520 fine.