A DRINK-DRIVER sped through Alloa trying to get away from a pursuing police car when he had a four-year-old child in his car.

Patrick Berry drove through built-up area at more than twice the speed limit and went the wrong way on roundabouts.

Berry, 29, of Hilton, Cowie, appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing last week.

He admitted that on November 13, in Stirling Road, Tullibody Road, Donaldson Road, Coats Crescent and other roads in Alloa, he drove dangerously at grossly excessive speeds within a 30mph built-up area.

He failed to comply with keep left arrows, failed to slow down, he negotiated roundabouts in the wrong direction and entered a blind right hand bend on the opposing carriageway.

He drove without insurance and at Falkirk police station he failed to provide breath specimens.

Depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said Berry had been stopped by police but had then accelerated away.

He was driving at 60-70mph in 30mph zones, pursued by police and eventually stopped.

Officers could immediately see he was heavily under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and taken to the police station but refused to provide a breath sample.

Defence solicitor Ruaridh Hood said his client had expressed his "regret and shame" over his actions.

Sheriff Neil Bowie said Berry had put the young girl and members of the public at risk.

He imposed a community payback order with 300 hours of unpaid work and two years of supervision.

Berry was also put on a restriction of liberty order for 100 days banned for driving for four years then until he passes the extended test.