Thug caused may­hem on roads

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A mind­less van driver who ended up on top of a round­about after caus­ing may­hem on roads in East Kil­bride and Glas­gow will learn his fate later this month.

Gor­don Laugh­lin, 38, of Ross Place, Ruther­glen, drove er­rat­i­cally and at ex­ces­sive speed caus­ing other ve­hi­cles to cross onto op­pos­ing car­riage­ways.

In the face of ob­vi­ous dan­ger, he re­peat­edly over­took ve­hi­cles caus­ing them to take eva­sive ac­tion to avoid a col­li­sion.

Laugh­lin then col­lided with an on­com­ing mo­tor and crashed into a trailer be­ing towed by a car which was sta­tion­ary at the time of im­pact.

Fail­ing to main­tain proper con­trol of his ve­hi­cle, Laugh­lin then failed to ne­go­ti­ate a round­about and drove over the top of it.

He col­lided with the bar­rier and road traf­fic signs caus­ing dam­age to both.

The of­fences took place on Ste­wart­field Way, the A726 and else­where in Glas­gow on June 3, last year.

Laugh­lin ad­mit­ted to a charge of dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

At Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last week, sentence was de­ferred on Laugh­lin un­til Jan­uary 27. Bail was con­tin­ued.

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