Boozed up driver
A boozed up driver was caught more than four times over the legal drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police after colliding with another vehicle in Wishaw.
Richard Reynolds stood in the dock at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week and pleaded guilty to driving a car whilst under the influence of alcohol in Denholm Drive, Coltness, on March 11 this year.
The police breath test showed that Reynolds had 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - over four times the legal limit of 22 microgrammes.
Reynolds, of Charles Street, Craigneuk, also admitted two other charges against him.
During the incident in Denholm Drive, 32-year-old Reynolds drove the car whist under the influence of alcohol, drove his vehicle at excessive speeds and lost control of the car.
Reynolds then allowed his car to enter the opposing carriageway, mounted a kerb and collided with a vehicle that was parked in the street.
He also admitted driving the car without insurance.
In court last week, Reynolds was cleared of failing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test and failing to stop at the scene of an accident and provide his name and address.
A charge that the accused resisted arrest, struggled with police officers and tried to prevent the officers from putting handcuffs on him was also dropped by The Crown.
Sheriff Marie Smart deferred sentence on Reynolds until May 3.
Sheriff Smart also ordered criminal justice and social reports to be prepared for Reynolds’next appearance in court and for a Restriction of Liberty Order assessment to be carried out.
Reynolds was disqualified from driving in the interim period.