An Angus man who crashed into the rear of another vehicle after drinking has been banned from driving for three years and fined a total of £630.
Dean Crighton, 26, of Lordburn Place, Forfar, refused to give a breath sample at police headquarters in Dundee and was found to be in possession of cocaine following the incident in St James Road, Forfar, on March 7 this year.
Joiner Crighton hit another driver around 8pm at the New Road junction and a passenger in the other vehicle recognised the accused and reported him to police.
Police investigating the crash saw him walking in Lordburn Place around an hour later and also saw a bag of white power on the ground, of which Crighton denied any knowledge.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said: “The cocaine was the remnants of a slightly larger quantity he had purchased two weeks previously.
“He had a problem with recreational substances.”
Crighton, who admitted three charges relating to the incident, was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work by Sheriff Derek Reekie.