A drink driver has admitted killing two men as they helped an elderly woman who was trapped inside her crashed car.

Thomas Irvine, 48, was more than double the legal limit when he ploughed into the men and car on the A737 Linclive Spur in Renfrewshire in January 2010.

It's a sad story indeed. But I'm also startled by the expression: "drink driver." It's a little hard on my Americanized ears.