Banned driver has a flip out
A DISQUALIFIED driver who got behind the wheel was caught out after flipping his car on the way to a party.
James Kerr (22), of Rankine Wynd in Tullibody, appeared in Alloa Sheriff Court for driving while under the influence of alcohol and losing control of his vehicle.
He also admitted to driving while disqualified from holding or obtaining a license and driving without insurance, and appeared in the town's court on Thursday for sentencing.
Kerr had been driving a car at around 2.20am on 2 June when he lost control of the vehicle on Tullibody Road, Menstrie, about 25 yards north of the junction with Middleton.
It crossed onto the opposite carriageway, hit the kerb and causing it to "flip onto its roof," said depute fiscal Ann MacNeill.
It then landed in the garden of 1 Middleton in Menstrie.
He was detained after police officers traced him using the registration number and it was discovered he was a disqualified driver.
Kerr was disqualified in 2006 and had not re-sat his test since.
He admitted to having consumed a couple of pints of beer but as time had elapsed the amount could not be established.
Defending Mr Speirs said that his client "accepts fully" what he had done.
He had received a phone call from a friend inviting him to a party before making the "foolish decision" that it would be too far to walk.
He continued that Kerr had taken positive steps in his life and was hoping to gain employment in Yorkshire.
Mr Speirs said, "He feels that this would have a positive influence on his circumstances and would allow him to make the positive changes he is trying to make."
Kerr was given a community payback order to undertake 120 hours if unpaid work, supervision for 12 months, placed under a restriction of liberty order, disqualified from driving for a year and had his license endorsed.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 03 Oct 12
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