Drunk abandoned car he crashed into roundabout

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A DRINK-driver abandoned his car with the horn blaring after he crashed into a roundabout in the early hours.

Andrew McMillan was nowhere to be seen when police found his vehicle embedded in a tree with its windscreen smashed and the airbags inflated.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that police went to McMillan’s home in Owenstone Street, Bathgate, because he was the registered keeper.

They found him asleep in bed and, when they wakened him, he claimed that somebody must have stolen the vehicle and crashed it.

But McMillan’s flatmate had already told officers that the accused had confessed that he’d “crashed his car”.

Lindsey Armstrong, prosecuting, said police noted that McMillan smelled of alcohol, and was slurring his speech.

McMillan failed a breath test at his home and was later found to be more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

At court yesterday, Sheriff Martin Edington fined McMillan £400 and banned him from driving for a year.