A DANGER driver who drove a large car at a man on a Greenock pavement has been banned from the roads until 2028.

Robert Temporal - originally charged with striking the victim to injury and danger of life - had a guilty plea to a reduced indictment accepted by prosecutors.

Temporal, 37, previously admitted to dangerous driving over the terrifying incident on the town's Brachelston Street on September 24, 2022.

He drove a white Fiat 500L at the man and mounted the pavement, causing him to take evasive action.

The allegations of hitting the victim with the car and placing his life in danger were deleted from the indictment.

Defence solicitor Gerry Keenan told Greenock Sheriff Court that Temporal had claimed that the man had committed a crime against his cousin.

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Mr Keenan said: “He came across him by chance, raised it with him and the matter escalated.

“It is a serious matter despite the deletions that have been made.”

Sheriff James Varney told Temporal: “In no view is it anything other than a deliberate and dangerous manoeuvre.”

Sheriff Varney noted Temporal’s ‘significant offending history’ and the fact that he is already disqualified from driving for a separate offence.

He was banned from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 52 months.

Sheriff Varney also placed him under the supervision of the social work department for a period of 18 months.

Temporal is also now on a restriction of liberty order and must remain within his home between specified hours for 12 months. He will be required to wear an electronic tag during this period.

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Temporal was also due to be sentenced in relation to a separate matter concerning an incident on March 25 last year.

He acted in an aggressive manner at an address on Dempster Street, repeatedly shouting and repeatedly kicking and striking a door at the property.

During the incident, Temporal assaulted a woman by attempting to punch her on the head and was in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a dog lead.

He also wilfully or recklessly destroyed or damaged property belonging to another by repeatedly striking a window with a plant pot, causing it to break.

Sheriff Varney deferred sentencing in this case until September 11.