A DRINK Driver who struggled with police who were trying to arrest him has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Gordon Currie, 22, of Keirs Brae, Cardenden, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He had previously admitted that on July 12 on Cluny Park, Cardenden and elsewhere, he drove a car after consuming alcohol when he had 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of alcohol when the legal limit is 22.

He also drove without insurance and without a licence and resisted or obstructed police officers in execution of their duty by struggling violently with them.

Solicitor Graham Ritchie said the offence was committed under the influence of alcohol.

"He has a history of substance misuse which seems to have led to previous appearances in court," he said. "He regrets his actions involving the police officers. He doesn't have any recollection but knows fully that police have got better things to do."

Sheriff James Macdonald placed Currie on a community payback order requiring him to do 160 hours of unpaid work within six months. He also banned him from driving for 14 months.