Driver is to await sen­tence

The Oban Times - - News -

A DRIVER who crashed a car on the A816 has de­nied leav­ing the scene of the ac­ci­dent which sparked a search by emer­gency ser­vices.

At Oban Sher­iff Court last Tues­day, Lukasz Si­wirski, of 110 Ge­orge Street, Oban, pleaded guilty to care­less driv­ing near Kil­more on the A816 Oban to Lochgilp­head Road.

The 32-year- old lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle, which mounted an em­bank­ment and rolled onto its side across the south­bound car­riage­way at around 1.20pm on Jan­uary 9, 2016. A search and res­cue mis­sion was then launched to find the driver, who was miss­ing.

Mr Si­wirski de­nies leav­ing the scene of the ac­ci­dent with­out mak­ing any at­tempt to con­tact the author­i­ties, with an in­tent to per­vert the course of jus­tice.

He has ad­mit­ted three fur­ther charges of driv­ing with­out in­surance, an MOT cer­tifi­cate and with­out the keeper’s name and ad­dress recorded in the reg­is­ter.

Sher­iff John Her­ald de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til Au­gust 16 to await reports on the scale of the search, which he de­scribed as a ‘tremen­dous waste of pub­lic money’.

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