‘Stupid’ man crashed car

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A “STUPID” driver caused £2000 worth of damage to a car when he crashed it into metal railings.

Jamie Kelly was more than twice the limit, only held a provisional licence and wasn’t insured to drive the vehicle. Livingston Sheriff Court was told the car belonged to his girlfriend’s sister and he now had to pay £2000 because it was a write-off.

Paul Beaton, prosecuting, said police who arrived at the crash scene at 3am smelled alcohol on Kelly’s breath.

In reply to caution and charge Kelly said: “I’m stupid”.

The 19-year-old from Livingston, West Lothian, was fined £565 and banned from driving for 12 months.