A YOUNG man has been fined after crashing his car while three times the drink drive limit.

Justin Reynolds pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single charge of driving after consuming alcohol and appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, October 25, for sentencing.

A plea of not guilty was made for a charge of failing to give information to police as to the identity of the driver of the vehicle which was accepted by the prosecution.

Susannah Hutchison, prosecuting, told the court at the previous hearing that a witness observed the car swerving while driving at The Bryony, Tullibody, on June 23, 2018.

The car entered a car park and the witness heard a loud bang. The accused then got out the car and walked into a wooded area.

Police were then called and attended and observed the car and felt that it was warm. Officers then traced the 20-year-old who was arrested.

It was found that Reynold's breath showed 68mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 22mcg.

Toni Pentecost, defending, told the court that as a result of the conviction and interim driving disqualification, Reynolds, of Sandpiper Meadow, Alloa, had lost his employment but is due to start a new job in "the next five weeks".

Sheriff David Mackie, who had previously deferred the case for Reynolds to be of good behaviour, fined him £350.

He will also be disqualified from driving for a year from July 26.