Aberlady motorist William Smith has been banned from the road after he admitted a dangerous driving charge while also over the legal alcohol limit.

Smith drove into the path of oncoming traffic on the M90 motorway, near to the Queensferry junction, Edinburgh, earlier this year.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told Smith’s dangerous manoeuvre saw him cross onto the opposite side of the main road and into the path of oncoming vehicles.

Following his arrest, police officers conducted a roadside breath test and discovered the driver was almost three times the legal alcohol limit.

The lower of the two readings taken showed Smith, of the village’s The Pleasance, had 60mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The legal limit is 22mg.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to the offences when he appeared in the dock at the city court last month and he returned for sentencing last Tuesday.

Sheriff John Cook issued Smith with a four-year driving ban and placed him under the supervision of the social work department for the next 12 months.

Smith was also told he must wear an electronic tag and stay within his home between the hours of 7pm and 7am for four months and he must pass the extended driving test before he is allowed back behind the wheel.

Smith pleaded guilty to two charges of driving a vehicle dangerously and with 60mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath on the M90 motorway, Edinburgh, on April 10 this year.