A FALKIRK man was sentenced for two driving offences in two days as he also admitted a drug charge.

Alexander McLean appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, September 6, after pleading guilty to four charges at previous hearings.

It follows a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, September 5, at Stirling Sheriff Court where he was given 150 hours of unpaid work, fined £280 and disqualified from driving for 16 months.

That sentence was for a charge of dangerous driving.

Susannah Hutchison, prosecuting in Alloa, told the court that at around 9.10pm on June 4 of last year, police officers saw the accused’s vehicle driving too fast on the A907 between Alloa and Tullibody and noted that his driving was “erratic”.

Officers followed the accused then put their sirens on and as they tried to catch McLean’s car, reached 60mph but were getting nowhere his vehicle.

He eventually slowed down at traffic before heading into a residential area where he eventually stopped. Officers then discovered that McLean did not have any insurance.

A section of the charge which stated McLean was driving dangerously was removed and changed to carelessly.

The second complaint states that McLean was in possession of cannabis and that he obstructed and resisted arrest by officers at Shillinghill in Alloa. The 20-year-old was found with 0.5g of the class B drug.

Kristina Kelly, McLean told the court that he was no longer using drugs but had given up his zero-hours employment and was now applying for universal credit.

Sheriff Linda Smith sentenced McLean, of David’s Loan, Falkirk, to 80 hours of unpaid work.