AN ALLOA student was caught drink-driving at almost four times the limit.

Kian Ward, 18, of Donaldson Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, May 18.

He admitted that on March 12, in Hallpark, Sauchie, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

He also admitted that at Dunfermline police station he was in possession of a controlled drug, cocaine.

Depute fiscal Bernadette Cuthbertson said Ward had been stopped at 2.30am by police officers and they could smell alcohol from him.

He failed a roadside breath test, was taken to the police station, was searched and the drugs were found.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said her client is a university student, lives with his parents and was a first offender.

"It was a very poor choice by him to drive," she added.

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Ward it had been "very foolish and reckless conduct".

He fined Ward £520 and banned him from driving for two years.