An alcoholic dad with a "fascination" with cars been slapped with a decade-long driving ban.

William Currie, 34, has been told by doctors if he has even one more drink he could die.

The father-of-two was found almost six times the drink-drive limit on April 26 this year.

Police found him on Glenavon Road sitting in the driving seat of a car with the headlights on around 2.50am.

When officers approached the car, Currie became flustered and drove forward with the handbrake on.

Currie appeared before Sheriff Gerard Bonnar this week at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The court heard that Currie's "eyes were glazed and when leaving the vehicle he staggered and smelled strongly of alcohol."

The procurator fiscal depute said: "He said to police he attended at the car to get a box of beer.

"They ran a check and found the accused was disqualified from driving."

His solicitor told the court that Currie, of Glenavon Road, "suffers from a very severe alcohol problem" and has a "fascination with cars".

He said: "He has been told by his doctor that one more drink will kill him.

"He recognises he has a problem and he has been engaging with the Glasgow Council on Alcohol.

"He knows there shouldn't have been any driving and, having been disqualified, he shouldn't have been anywhere near a car."

The lawyer pleaded with the judge not to send his client to jail, stating that he would "come out with no support.He will revert to drinking and he will die".

Sheriff Bonnar said he would allow him to remain out of prison, but is to be banned from driving for 10 years.

He has to be supervised by the Social Work department for two years and has to stay in his house for 12 hours a day for the next 7 months.