12-month ban and fine after driver crashed

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN has re­ceived a 12-month ban from driv­ing and a £ 850 fine after he crashed on the A85 near Con­nel and re­fused to give a blood sam­ple.

Ewen MacPher­son, 22, of Lagu­vlin, Shore Road, North Con­nel, pleaded guilty to care­less driv­ing when he ap­peared at Oban Sher­iff Court on Tues­day July 18.

MacPher­son lost con­trol of his van at 11.20pm on April 8 as he was headed to­wards Con­nel.

He clipped the road’s verge be­fore drift­ing onto the op­po­site side of the road and crash­ing into a wooden fence and stone wall.

Emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived on scene and MacPher­son was taken to hospi­tal due to a num­ber of cuts on his head, which re­quired stitches.

Po­lice then wanted to bring him into the sta­tion, but the doc­tor wanted to keep him in hospi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion.

This led the po­lice to ask him to take a sam­ple of blood, but MacPher­son re­fused. He was fined £ 350 and re­ceived six points on his driv­ing li­cence. He was sub­se­quently dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 12 months and re­ceived a £ 500 fine for fail­ing to pro­vide a spec­i­men of blood with­out rea­son­able ex­cuse.

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