A TULLIBODY man hit speeds of 100mph as he tried to get away from police in Kincardine.

Kevin Brodie, 28, turned his headlights off during the chase before abandoning the car.

Brodie's antics almost landed him in jail, after telling a sheriff: "I just like to drive fast".

Brodie, formerly of Abercrombie Place, and now of Henderson Avenue, Alloa, appeared in the dock representing himself.

At Alloa Sheriff Court, he admitted that on March 2, last year, on various roads in Alva, he drove a car without insurance.

Then on April 27, last year, on the A977 at Kincardine he failed to stop his car when required to do so by police.

He drove dangerously in Kincardine at excessive speeds and turned off the headlights when the car was still moving. He also drove without insurance.

Depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said police spotted Brodie speeding at 1.30am and followed him activating their blue lights and sirens.

Brodie was hitting 100mph as he drove past Tulliallan Golf Club and the same speed in Kincardine in a 30mph limit.

He then turned off his headlights and continued to drive to evade the pursuing police car. He abandoned the car at Kincardine Community Centre and left the scene.

Sheriff Neil Bowie asked Brodie what he was doing driving in that manner.

He replied: "I just like to drive fast. The roads were empty and it was the early hours of the morning."

Sheriff Bowie told him: "This driving was absolutely appalling. The roads are not a race track at night for you to go out and engage in this type of behaviour.

"This was putting members of the public at significant danger of injury and could have resulted in fatalities."

The sheriff told Brodie a custodial sentence had been at the forefront of his mind but decided against this as he was a first offender.

Instead, he banned Brodie from driving for 32 months and until he passes the extended test.

He also imposed a restriction of liberty order for four months and a community payback order with 250 hours of unpaid work.