A MAN nearly five times the legal drink limit has been banned from the roads for years.

Edward Cairns, of Mossgiel Drive, Clydebank, previously pleaded guilty to having 95mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the limit is 22mg.

In the incident of November 26, 2023 in the same street, he also drove with a provisional licence and without supervision. He also had no insurance.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard how the 45-year-old had taken his vehicle into a garage and staff were concerned he was under the influence.

Police later caught up to him.

Defence solicitor Stephen McGuire said there had been a gathering the night before and he went to get cigarettes the next morning "when he shouldn't have".

Sheriff William Gallacher questioned what he was meant to do when Cairns had previously been jailed for a similar offence.

He told the man: "The fact you put yourself in this situation is utterly wrong, utterly unacceptable. You were not fit to drive. You could have caused a catastrophe."

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 18 months of supervision and 250 hours of unpaid work in the community to be completed within a year.

He was disqualified from driving for five years.