A STEWARTON drunk driver smashed into a wall, a railing and a set of traffic lights in the town while more than two and a half times the legal limit.

John Boyd pleaded guilty to driving dangerously and while drunk and threatening violence in the incident in the town earlier this year.

The 65-year-old, of Macbeth Road, admitted driving dangerously throughout the town on September 9.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Boyd admitted driving "erratically" on Rigg Street, Dunlop Road and Clark's Wynd.

He pleaded guilty to three separate charges, one of which referred to his driving dangerously in a way which led to collisions with a set of traffic lights, a metal railing and a brick wall - all of which were damaged.

Boyd later gave a breath sample to police with 57 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in his system, exceeding the legal limit of 22mg.

The final charge detailed how Boyd acted in a threatening or abusive manner in Clark's Wynd by repeatedly shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner and uttering threats of violence.

Boyd was placed on a community payback order with 12 months of social work supervision and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid community work during that time.

He was also told to pay a fine of £420, plus £300 in compensation, and was banned from holding or obtaining a licence for 15 months.