A drunken assault on four police officers was said to be out of character for a first time offender.
Michael Dunleavie (29), 36 The Vennel, Linlithgow, set about the cops as they tried to arrest him in Falkirk.
Dunleavie appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the assaults he committed in Grahams Road on July 24.
Sheriff Craig Caldwell said: “You spent two nights in custody for this matter and it was certainly out of character, but still a serious offence. This may have been attributed to the amount of drink you had taken on the day in question.
“You cannot do this to police officers who are in the course of their duty.”
Dunleavie was placed on a community payback order and told to complete 160 hours unpaid work within four months.