A CARDENDEN drink-driver crashed a car then struggled violently with police officers.

Gordon Currie, 22, of Keirs Brae, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 12, in Cluny Park, Cardenden, he drove a car having consumed excess alcohol. His reading was 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 22 microgrammes.

He also drove without a licence and without insurance.

Currie also admitted that he struggled violently with two police officers.

Depute fiscal Jade Doig said police received a call shortly after 8pm reporting a suspected drink-driver.

This followed a loud noise being heard by local residents who then discovered a car had crashed into a parked vehicle.

Currie asked them not to call the police, saying he would pay for the damage and he appeared to be intoxicated.

The depute said: “He became agitated and was told to calm down. He had to be restrained by one of those present. His car had been abandoned on the road and was damaged.”

When police arrived, Currie began to struggle violently with officers and became sick in the police van which led to an ambulance being called.

Sheriff James MacDonald called for reports and Currie was banned from driving until sentencing on September 4.