AN ALLOA man was caught drink-driving when more than three times over the limit.

John Leary, 41, of Broad Street, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court to be sentenced.

He admitted that on April 29 at Broad Street, he drove a van having consumed excess alcohol.

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

The court heard that Leary has a previous conviction for being drunk while in charge of a vehicle.

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Sheriff Neil Bowie told him: “This was a high reading and drink-driving puts members of the public at considerable risk.”

He banned Leary from driving for 30 months. He also imposed a community payback order with 200 hours of unpaid work and one year’s supervision