TWO men have been sentenced for weapons and drink driving offences in Clydebank last year.

Kevin McPhail and Liam Maloney, both listed in court papers as inmates at Low Moss prison, previously pleaded guilty to a series of charges relating to incidents on Saturday November 21.

McPhail, 34, was on bail from Glasgow Sheriff Court when he was caught with an 18-inch machete and a hatchet in Whitecrook Street.

He also failed to provide two specimens of breath to officers when taken to Clydebank police office.

Maloney, 22, was the subject of three bail orders – one granted just three days earlier – when he stole fuel from the BP filling station on Glasgow Road, Clydebank.

Maloney drove at three times the legal drink limit – 65mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – and without a license or insurance. Maloney also failed to give information to enable police to identify the driver of the vehicle.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week, McPhail’s solicitor acknowledged his client had a number of convictions for possession of weapons but had not used weapons “in any form at any time”.

The lawyer said: “He is not a violent person. He recognises there is no alternative but custodial sentence. He wants some help with his drink problem.”

Maloney’s solicitor said his client was initially a passenger in the vehicle, but got into the driver’s seat at the filling station and then drove off without paying £49.82 for fuel.

“He accepts he was intoxicated and should not have been driving,” said his lawyer.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry jailed McPhail for 18 months, backdated to November 23 when he was first remanded. He was fined £300 but given no time to pay so will serve 14 days in prison.

When he is let out, McPhail will serve another nine months on supervised release.

He was banned from holding or obtaining a licence for 23 months.

Maloney was put on a five-month curfew which will confine him to a property in Drumchapel each night from 7pm to 7am until mid-September.

He was banned from the roads for 18 months, but can reduce that to 14 if he undertakes a drink driving rehabilitation course.

Maloney must also do 75 hours of unpaid work in the community within the next year.