A drink-driver has admitted causing the death of a father in a road crash.
Sales consultant James Moran, 60, was driving his Mercedes Vito van home after drinks at a charity golf event when he crashed on the A876 road near the Clackmannanshire Bridge.
He had been driving through the night from Manchester.
Father-of-two Peter Harper, 44, died of multiple injuries after becoming trapped in the wreckage of his silver Vauxhall Astra.
A firefighter and a passing GP who were at the scene just before 8am on August 5 last year were unable to save him.
Moran, of Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, was remanded in custody on Monday after admitting a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
He faces sentence next month after background reports have been prepared.
Advocate depute Kath Harper, prosecuting, told the High Court in Edinburgh that first offender Moran, a father-of-two, had left his Menstrie home about 6am on August 4, 2011 to take part in a charity golf event.
His friend, James Marshall, accompanied him during the four-hour journey.
The two finished a day of golf about 6pm then went to a dinner and presentation at a hotel.
Ms Harper said Mr Marshall stayed in the bar and, when he went to the room he was sharing with Moran, the other man was already in bed.
Soon afterwards Moran woke Mr Marshall and asked if he wanted to go home.
Ms Harper said: "James Marshall felt as if he had only just got to sleep. He did not ask the accused why he wanted to go home but it suited him to go so he could make the most of his day off."
The court heard that Mr Marshall slept most of the way and Moran dropped him off at his home in Armadale, West Lothian. Moran then started out on the final leg of his journey to Menstrie, about 30 miles away.
Ms Harper said the scene of the accident was a three-lane stretch of road where there were two lanes for north bound vehicles and one lane for south bound traffic.
Moran, heading north, swerved, forcing another car onto the grass verge to avoid a collision.
Driver John Copeland, 43, later told police Moran had his chin on his chest and his head was moving with the motion of the van.
Mr Copeland drove on, watching in his rear-view mirror as Moran's vehicle strayed into the south bound lane, into the path of three on-coming vehicles.
He hit a grey MG causing the car to spin then collided with Mr Harper's Vauxhall. The force of the impact lifted both vehicles from the ground. Mr Harper's car then landed on a blue Kia which was behind the vehicles.
Moran was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where doctors found abrasions caused by his seat belt and blood samples confirmed he was just over the legal limit. He said he could not remember what had happened.
In court, defence advocate Barry Smith, said Moran wished to apologise to Mr Harper's family.
The court heard that Mr Harper, of Fairfield Road, Sauchie, was a site manager with Marshall Construction and was on his way to work in Broxburn at the time of the crash.
Judge Lord Turnbull turned down Moran's request to remain on bail pending sentence.
He said: "You pleaded guilty to conduct of the most tragic and most serious kind."
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