A SAUCHIE man was more than six times over the limit when he crashed his car into another vehicle.

Stuart Wallace, 49, of Gartmorn Road, managed to avoid a jail sentence when he appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 26 in Alloa Road, Tullibody, he failed to stop following an accident during which another vehicle was damaged.

He also drove having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 146 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 22 microgrammes.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said: “He clearly suffers from alcoholism and that has had an effect on his mental health.

“He understands he’s on the cusp of a custodial sentence.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Wallace: “This reading was extremely high. You decided to get in your car and drive when you were six times the limit or more.

“You could easily have struck a pedestrian and on one view it’s a miracle you didn’t. You did end up having a minor collision.”

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The sheriff said Wallace was “generally law-abiding and generally in employment.”

Wallace was banned from driving for four years and until he passes the extended test.

He was also put on a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and a six-month restriction of liberty order.