A MAN from Dalmellington has been convicted of dangerous driving, behaving in an abusive manner and assaulting a police officer.
Arron Ogilvie, of Auchenroy Crescent, drove in an dangerous manner by swerving in between lanes, acting in a threatening manner towards police officers and kicking a police officer on September 9, 2016.
The 18-year-old appeared before Sheriff Leslie at Ayr Sheriff Court last week.
The court heard that the female officer was kicked in the shin by Ogilvie at the car park at Loch Doon off the A713.
He was also seen to be dangerously driving a vehicle on the A713, Dalmellington to Patna Road and at Main Street, Dalmellington.
Procurator Fiscal, Mr Toal, said: “At 11pm, a man was working as a bus driver and saw a car driving dangerously, continuing on the A713 and when the accused was driving, he was opening his door while shouting at the bus driver.”
The court heard that while Ogilvie was driving in an erratic manner, he was swerving in between lanes and overtaking the bus driver and slowing down in front of the bus in order to impede its process.
Mr Toal continued: “The complainer contacted the police on a 999 call and after 20 minutes the police seen the vehicle driving in the opposite direction.
“The police pursued the accused through Dalmellington, driving over the speed limit.
“The accused slammed his brakes four or five times causing the police officers to nearly crash.
“The police pulled back because of the harm that may have come to them.”
Mr Toal added: “The police then found the vehicle parked and saw the accused getting out at the time.
“When trying to carry out their duty, the female police officer was kicked by the accused on the shin.
“Three bottles of alcohol were found inside the vehicle.
“Two were empty and one was half full.
“When asked to take a breathalyser test, he refused.”
Ogilvie was issued a Community Payback Order with 18 months supervision and 200 hours of unpaid work, which is to be completed over a period of six months.
Sheriff Leslie also issued the 18-year-old with a Restriction of Liberty Order from 7pm to 7am.
He was disqualified from driving for two years and he has been ordered to resit an extended driving test.