A drunk Falmouth man who was caught driving with a missing tyre had to be tazered by officers after he became violent.

The car being driven with one of its tyres missing had left clear marks in the road from Falmouth to Carclew, near Mylor with police officers following the trail left behind to track him down.

Anthony Nathan Bruce Gilbert, aged 26, of Langton Road, Falmouth, who pleaded guilty to drink driving and to being drunk and disorderly on July 20, after appearing at Truro Magistrates Court.

Alison May, for the CPS, said officers in the police station at Falmouth had been alerted to defendant’s car after hearing the noise of its wheel rim on the road outside at 1.45 am.

They followed the track and found the car empty in Grenville Road, with Gilbert ten metres away, sitting on a wall and clearly intoxicated.

He gave them some abuse, and was so violent officers had to use a Taser on him to restrain him. He later tested at 77 mcg, more than twice the permitted level for alcohol in breath.

Gilbert, who had no explanation to make in court, was fined £400 with £125 costs and surcharge and banned from driving for 22 months. He was also given a drink banning order for a year.