A GRANDAD has been jailed for driving with his grandson in the car - whilst being four times over the limit.

Police stopped Scott Campbell’s car and found empty cans of Budweiser rolling around the floor. They found the 49-year-old was so drunk he was slurring his words and unable to remove the keys from the ignition.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard another driver saw Campbell, who has two previous drink-driving convictions - driving erratically around the Monkton Roundabout on September 23 last year and contacted police.

The fiscal depute told the court:“Another driver noticed his vehicle swerving around the road travelling at 70mph.

The witness was concerned enough to follow the accused’s vehicle and contact police “The accused drove into Moorpark Industrial Estate and police drove in front of him to block his path, He almost smashed into the police car. A small child could be seen in the back of the car.

“Police opened the door and noticed a strong smell of alcohol.

“He was asked to turn the engine off and he reached for the keys and kept missing them. Police then had to take them.

He admitted to consuming cans of Budweiser and there was empty cans laying around the car.

“Police took a breath test and the reading was 95 microgrammes in 100mililitres of breath.

Defending Campbell, his lawyer said the father and grandfather had used alcohol to get over recent traumas in his life.

He said: “It’s a difficult situation he finds himself in, not least because this is his third drink driving offence.

Mr Campbell takes full responsibility and has shown genuine contrition and was tearful in his interview.

“He has suffered a lot of trauma in the last year. His father passed away from long term illness and he had the breakdown of a relationship.

He has been using alcohol.”

But Sheriff Shirley Foran jailed Campbell telling him: “This is your third drink driving offence. You took a grave risk, not only for yourself, butfor the general public and for your grandchild. The alcohol in your system was more than four times the limit and the offence is so grave that custody is the only option.”

Campbell, of Motherwell, was jailed for 20 weeks and banned from the roads for four-and-a-half-years.