Yob got behind the wheel but couldn’t drive
Drunk woman crashed transit van into car
A woman who can’t drive crashed a stolen van after steering it into the next street.
Angela Robertson stole the key from a drinking pal’s home after a boozy session in Girvan.
The 22- year- old got behind the wheel and mounted a pavement before smashing into a parked car and fleeing the scene.
She recklessly steered the out of control van for about a third of a mile from Piedmont Road into Elder Avenue.
Robertson was jailed for six months at Ayr Sheriff Court last week.
The court heard how her crime spree began when she met two men on a Girvan street and went to a house for a few drinks.
The depute fiscal said the vehicle owner hung the keys on the back of the front door on December 8, 2017.
She said: “The witnesses fell asleep in the living room. They awoke at 5am and noticed that the accused wasn’t in the house.”
She said one of the pair went to make his way home and noticed his pal’s vehicle wasn’t parked outside in Piedmont Road.
The depute fiscal said he informed the owner who “noticed the key was missing and there was no damage or sign of forced entry to the home.
He contacted the police to report his vehicle was stolen.
Meanwhile a resident heard a bang and looked out of the window to see the transit mount a pavement and collide with a neighbour’s car. The depute fiscal said: “He saw a lone female get out of the passenger side of the vehicle and run off down a lane.”
The collision was reported to the police.
However, defence lawyer Robert Logan told the court a completely different version of events.
He said that one of her drinking companions actually left the flat with Robertson, drove the vehicle and suggested she have a go.
He said: “She can’t drive.
“She managed to drive it for 100 yards revving it and stalling it.
“She had her foot on the accelerator, mounted the pavement and smashed it.”
Mr Logan said her accomplice ran off and told the owner.
Commenting on Robertson’s behaviour, he said: “She did drive without a licence, insurance and dangerously.”
Sheriff Mhairi Mactaggart sentenced Robertson to prison and disqualified her from driving for nine months.
Robertson, of Sycamore Drive, Girvan pled guilty to theft, driving without a licence and insurance and to driving dangerously after drinking alcohol.
boozy Robertson smashed stolen van