A TEENAGER crashed a van over a roundabout and off the road when speeding, a court has heard.

It was Alexander White's second conviction for dangerous driving and he has been warned he could be heading to prison if he continues to offend.

White, now 20, of West Haugh, Alva, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, July 27, for sentencing.

He admitted that on March 28, last year, at the Kilbagie roundabout, Kincardine, he drove a van dangerously, approached the roundabout at excessive speed, drove directly over it, striking signs and damaging the central reservation, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the carriageway.

Depute fiscal Sarah Smith said at 10.10pm another driver travelling at around 60mph was overtaken by White and was concerned about his speed.

Shortly afterwards he came across White's van at the side of the road.

It appeared he had driven his vehicle straight through the roundabout and sustained front-end damage.

Defence solicitor Eddie Kelly said: "He says that it was very dark, but if it was then he should have been more careful, of course.

"These incidents have left him shell-shocked and for a young man he's got himself into a bit of a hole."

Sheriff Neil Bowie told White: "You now have two convictions for dangerous driving. That's not only very unusual for someone your age but it also does you no credit.

"If you continue to offend like this you'll end up in prison."

He imposed a community payback order with 220 hours of unpaid work and one year of supervision.

White was also banned from driving for three years.

He will also be required to pass the extended test after that period.