A Tillicoultry man, who gave a false name to police after being stopped for speeding, has been sentenced.

David McKenzie had been doing a repair to his friend’s car but had no permission to drive it.

McKenzie, 28, of Cairnton Place, appeared back in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on July 27 on the A876 at Kilbagie roundabout he drove at 88mph in a 60mph limit. He then gave a false name to police.

He also admitted that as the holder of a provisional driving licence he drove unaccompanied, without ‘L’ plates and without insurance.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said police officers had stopped McKenzie for speeding and he gave a false name. At that point the matter was going to be dealt with by imposing a fine on the person named.

However, McKenzie later went to a police station and admitted he had given false details.

The police also spoke to the man whose name had been given and he said he not been the driver. He said McKenzie had been carrying out a repair on his car but did not have permission to drive it.

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt said:  “He recognises the stupidity of his actions. He was doing mechanical work on his friend’s car.

“He had taken the car for a drive and was travelling at speed. He then panicked and gave the wrong details to the police.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland told McKenzie: “If you hadn’t gone to the police station and admitted to this you would be facing a custodial sentence.”

McKenzie was banned from driving for nine months and was put on a community payback order with a year’s supervision.