A local man who was caught drink-driving for a fourth time urged a sheriff to impose a lifetime road ban.
Liam Potter appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court where he admitted driving with excess alcohol on October 14 in Methilhill.
The 32-year-old was more than three times over the limit while behind the wheel of his Renault Kangoo van.
He also admitting being drunk behind the wheel on August 4. The court was told Potter, of Kirkside Court, in Leven, has now been convicted for drink-driving four times.
He was handed a six-year ban but told the sheriff he would rather be ordered never to drive again.
Depute fiscal Jamie Hilland said: “At around 9.40pm on October 14, the accused’s vehicle had been seen driving in an irregular manner and was stopped by officers.”
Defence solicitor Martin McGuire said: “He is a 32-year-old man with a history of substance misuse. He tells me he doesn’t intend to drive again.”
For the August offence, Sheriff James Williamson placed Potter under supervision for two years and ordered him to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work within 12 months.
He was placed on a six-month restriction of liberty order for the most recent offence and disqualified from driving for six years.
After passing sentence, Potter said to the sheriff: “I’d rather take a lifetime ban.”