A motorist who drove dangerously and at excessive speed almost collided with a police vehicle in Saltcoats.

Colin Charles Foy was more than twice the drink-drive limit when he drove a car at Sandylands Caravan Park, Guthrie Road, Gladstone Road, Wyllie Road and Thomas Campbell Street on May 25 of this year.

Foy drove a car dangerously and accelerated harshly, drove on a grass verge, drove at excessive speed, struck a grass slope, failed to stop for marked police vehicles, narrowly avoided colliding with a police vehicle and failed to indicate causing other drivers to evade action in order to avoid a collision.

At the time Foy was also found to have 59 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit in Scotland is 22 micrograms in 100 millilitres. On the same date at Thomas Campbell Street, Foy was found in possession of cocaine.

The 38-year-old, of Stevenston’s Garven Road, pled guilty to three charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Courtlast week.

He also pled guilty to a fourth charge of failing to appear at court on May 3.

Foy’s pleas of not guilty to two other charges were accepted by the prosecutor.

Sentence was deferred for reports until July 30.

Foy was bailed until then.