A SAUCHIE man has been jailed after being caught drink-driving twice within a month.

George Love had almost caused a head-on crash and mounted a pavement before telling police, "I'm blootered".

Readings later found that he was more than five times the legal limit while behind the wheel.

The 63-year-old, of Hallpark, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, July 14.

He admitted that on March 14, at Hallpark, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol.

The court heard that his reading was 128 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, well beyond the 22 microgrammes limit.

He also drove carelessly by entering the opposing carriageway into the path of oncoming vehicles and mounted the pavement.

Then on April 8, at Hallpark and the Asda car park in Alloa, he drove a car after consuming excess alcohol.

His reading on this occasion was 40 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, almost twice the 22 microgrammes limit.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said that in the first incident at 3.25pm, Love's car was seen swerving about the road.

A van driver had to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision, as Love's car then mounted the pavement.

The police were contacted and when they spoke to Love he admitted he had been driving and said: "I'm blootered".

He then added: "I don't want to be one of those drink-drivers but I am."

The second offence took place at 7.20pm when police were contacted and told it was suspected Love was drink-driving again.

They found him at the Asda car park in Alloa where he had gone to buy more alcohol.

Defence solicitor Georgia Marshall said that because of alcohol consumption her client had "lost his marriage and got himself into financial difficulties".

Sheriff Neil Bowie said Love had almost caused a head-on collision and his offending "could have had terrible consequences".

The sheriff jailed Love for 190 days.