A DRIVER was seen staggering about after getting out of his car in Tullibody.

Thomas Allardice then struggled with police officers and caused a disturbance at hospital.

Allardice, 46, of Quakerfield, Bannockburn, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court by video-link from prison.

He admitted that on February 15 at the entrance to Lornshill Academy, Tullibody Road, Tullibody, he drove a car when unfit to do so, through drink or drugs.

Also, at the above location and at Forth Valley Hospital, he acted aggressively, shouted, swore, threatened violence towards police officers and struggled with them.

He also drove without insurance.

Depute fiscal Sarah Smith said at 7am there were calls made to the police by members of the public about a vehicle which was stopped in the middle of roadworks.

The driver had got out of the car and appeared to be intoxicated.

Two people had exited another vehicle and had pushed the car out of the way.

When police arrived at the scene, Allardice tried to walk away and was seen to be unsteady on his feet.

“He was grabbed to prevent him from making off,” said the depute fiscal, and was shouting and swearing.

Allardice began struggling with the officers and shouted: “I’m going to stick the nut in you.”

He was taken to hospital because of his state of intoxication and began making more threats.

Sheriff Neil Bowie jailed Allardice for 190 days and banned him from driving for 14 months.