A YOKER driver collided with a car after going through a red light in Clydebank - and then tried to deny all knowledge of what had happened.

Paul Randles ignored the stop signal on Glasgow Road in the early hours of December 8 last year - and then, after being pulled over by police in nearby John Knox Street, refused to give them a breath sample.

The 48-year-old, of Drysdale Street, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Friday.

He was appearing for sentencing after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to charges of careless driving, failing to co-operate with a roadside breath test, as well as drink-driving.

During the incident, Randles eventually supplied a sample of breath to police which gave a reading way over the limit.

Randles registered a reading of 75 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

He was arrested as this is more than three times the legal limit of 22 microgrammes.

Fiscal depute Meghan Glancey, prosecuting, said: “At around half past midnight another driver was travelling through a set of traffic lights; as he travelled through the junction a car came from his left-hand-side, through a red light.

“There was a collision, causing extensive damage to both cars.

“The complainer got out to check the accused was OK; he said he was, but denied all knowledge of going through a red light.

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“Police were called and the accused refused a roadside breath test.”

Douglas McAllister, Randles’ solicitor, said his client was currently unemployed and living with his mother, but that he had previously had a good work record.

“He was doing well,” Mr McAllister said, “but he had a number of difficulties last year, and things got on top of him.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry fined Randles £300 and banned him from driving for three months.