A KELTY man who was caught drink-driving and then kicked a police officer in the head has been jailed.

Sean Downs was spotted by a police patrol repeatedly hitting the kerb as he drove through Rosyth.

When they spoke to him shortly afterwards, Downs, a head chef, launched a “particularly violent” attack.

Downs, 31, of Oakfield House, Cocklaw Street, Kelty, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 17, at Queensferry Road, Rosyth; Boreland Road, Inverkeithing and elsewhere, he drove having consumed excess alcohol.

His reading was 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit. He also drove without insurance.

Downs further admitted that at Boreland Road, Inverkeithing, he assaulted the officer by kicking him on the head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser said that at 11.05pm, police officers became concerned about Downs’ erratic driving.

“They saw the car as it kept hitting the kerb and followed it. The car stopped outside the Boreland Lodge Hotel. An officer got out to speak to the accused and took the key out of the ignition. He could smell alcohol from the accused.”

When asked for his name, Downs replied: “Tweedle Dee.”

He then refused to take a breath test, telling the police to take the device and “ram it up your a***”.

Downs then began lashing out violently, striking the police officer on the face and head.

He was shouting: “I’m going to bite your f****** face off.”

He kicked the constable on the face, knocking him off balance and causing a bruise.

“Police say it was a particularly violent incident,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: “He appreciates it’s a very poor course of conduct.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Downs for eight months and banned him from driving for 14 months.