A MAN has been arrested for allegedly driving five times the legal limit on the A78 near Loans.

It is claimed that at 12.20pm on Saturday, December 2 the 50-year-old was stopped by traffic police who observed him unable to drive in a straight line.

The Ayr Advertiser Series understands that the man failed to provide a specimen of breath at the roadside and was arrested.

At the police office it is alleged he was five times the limit. The man was arrested and detained for court.

He was due to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday, December 4.

As we went to press there were no updates on the situation.