A MAN who lunged at police with a blade and demanded a pregnant woman drive him to Ardrossan was jailed.

Louis Butler, 35, was caged after pleading guilty to resisting arrest, assaulting cops and threatening behaviour.

He admitted struggling with police and pushing an officer then flailing his arms to avoid handcuffs in Lawfield Avenue on June 23.

He then assaulted four police constables by lunging at the officers with a knife and repeatedly attempting to strike them with the blade at the same address and Simon Avenue, West Kilbride.

He admitted a third charge of possessing the blade without lawful authority. He also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, and a charge of speeding then failing to stop for cops when signalled.

He then failed to negotiate a corner crossing into the opposite carriageway and crashing into another car.

He also admitted causing fear and alarm by entering a then pregnant woman’s car, while she had a child present, without her consent and refusing to leave. The Crown’s indictment stated he demanded the woman “drive him to Ardrossan”.

Butler was caged for 32 months and was disqualified from driving.

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