SCALES OF JUS­TICE Rogue driver jailed af­ter crash­ing stolen ve­hi­cle

Evening Times - - NEWS -

A ROGUE driver went on the run af­ter crash­ing a stolen car in to a row of parked ve­hi­cles.

David McGibben, 30, nabbed the car from the city cen­tre and ploughed it in to three cars.

McGibben ap­peared from Bar­lin­nie be­fore Sher­iff Cameron at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court this week.

He pleaded guilty to two charges at trial, fol­low­ing the inci- dent on Septem­ber 7 2014.

A court heard it was around 11.30am when the car owner had parked the ve­hi­cle on West George Street, locked and se­cured it.

When she came back around 9pm that night it wasn’t there.

Po­lice vis­ited her at 3am the fol­low­ing day and told her the car had been found on Ashgill Road.

The procu­ra­tor fis­cal said:” At around 9.30pm the ac­cused was ob­served driv­ing er­rat­i­cally on Ashgill road.

“He was swerv­ing al over the road, driv­ing and crash­ing in to a row of parked cars.”

Af­ter crash­ing in to three cars, McGibben got out and ran off, end­ing up at a nearby petrol sta­tion where he said that po­lice were look­ing for him af­ter he crashed a car. Of­fi­cers were called and he was ar­rested.

Sher­iff Cameron or­dered McGibben to spend 160 days be­hind bars for his ac­tions, and dis­qual­i­fied him from driv­ing for 21 months.

He must also sit and pass the ex­tended test be­fore be­ing al­lowed to drive again.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.