A WORRIED wife called the police when her drunk husband drove off in his car.

Jonathan Scott was found to be more than four times over the limit.

Scott, 54, of Gowan Lea, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing, last Thursday, May 19.

He previously admitted that on January 29, at Gowan Lea, he drove having consumed excess alcohol.

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

The court was told that Scott's wife had contacted the police after hearing him leave the house and drive off, as she was aware he had been drinking alcohol.

Police went to the family home and were present when Scott returned there.

Defence solicitor Alastair Ross said: "His wife did the responsible thing and she continues to support him. She drives him to the meetings he attends as part of his recovery programme."

He added that his client continues to work and "holds a responsible position" earning around £6000 a month.

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Scott: "Your wife did indeed do the responsible thing because you were a considerable risk to the public.

"It is of considerable concern the level of alcohol in your system when you were driving.

"It is important the roads are safe from people who have alcohol addiction issues."

The sheriff imposed a fine of £3175 and banned Scott from driving for two years and until he passes the extended test.