A Sauchie drink driver crashed when more than three times over the limit.

David Nicolson, 51, of Quarry Place, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He did not hold a full driving licence when he committed the offence.

He admitted that on December 10 at Whins Road, Alloa, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

He also drove unsupervised being the holder of just a provisional licence and drove without insurance.

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt said: “This was uncharacteristic of him but he accepts there is an underlying issue with alcohol.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Nicolson: “Your decision to drive when drunk put other members of the public at risk. Other motorists and pedestrians were put in danger and you ended up crashing.”

Nicolson was banned from driving for 20 months. He was also put on a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.