Driver is to await sentence
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’.