DANGEROUS driving in the vicinity of a primary school resulted in a 27-month ban on getting behind the wheel for a Clackmannan man last week.

Nicholas Clark sped through the town on March 7 last year, after police started to pursue him for driving alone, without L plates, while holding a provisional license and without insurance.

When the 32-year-old appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, March 19, prosecutor Paul Jamieson narrated details of his offences.

He said when police recognised Clark behind the wheel and activated their siren, he "immediately accelerated".

He sped down streets with 20mph speed limits at 40mph, with one of those streets being Lochies Road where Clackmannan Primary School is based.

Clark eventually reached Alloa Road, and accelerated by a further five miles per hour.

His driving was so dangerous, police stopped their pursuit.

Mr Jamieson said while Clark sped through Clackmannan, there were "adults and children around".

Mr Morrison, defending, said his client realised this was "a particularly bad piece of driving".

He also said he had been having a tough time in the lead up to the offence "due to the breakdown of his previous relationship".

Sheriff David Hall said there was an alternative to custody.

He then slapped Clark, of Dundas Crescent, with a community payback order, requiring him to undergo supervision for one year, and complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

He also banned him from driving for 27 months and required him to resit the extended driving test before could obtain a license.