A DRUNKEN Ayr driver repeatedly hurled insults at the police after being pulled over in Coylton, a court has heard.

Adam Lindsay, 34, was more than two and a half times the legal limit when he was stopped in Barclaugh Drive on August 5.

Ayr Sheriff Court was told that Lindsay supplied a breath sample with a reading of 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The legal limit in Scotland is 22 microgrammes.

Lindsay, of Glenmuir Road, Whitletts, appeared at the town’s sheriff court for sentencing after pleading guilty to drink driving.

He had also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and in a way that was aggravated by prejudice relating to disability.

The procurator fiscal depute said: “At 10.43pm police officers recieved information the accused was travelling from Maybole to Coylton in a motor vehicle and made their way to the area. 

“At 11.10pm police asked the accused to pull up into a car park. 

“The accused kept keys in the vehicle and kept the ignition running. Police noted he smelled strongly of alcohol.  

“He responded ‘you’re a f*****g m**go’. He then shouted ‘a f*****g m**go’ several times.”

The court heard Linday was cautioned and charged after failing a preliminary roadside breath test.

John Gallagher, defending, told Sheriff Desmond Leslie: “He made the decision to get in the car and drive home. He was suitably chastened for this behaviour. 

“He knows he will be going off the road. I would ask your Lordship to allow some support in terms of supervision.” 

Sheriff Leslie placed Lindsay on a community payback order with 18 months of social work supervision.

He was banned from holding or obtaining a licence for the same period of time and, for the abusive behaviour charge, was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work.