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A FOUR-YEAR DRIVING BAN has been handed out at Elgin Sheriff Court to a motorist who crashed his car into the side of a house.
David Coull, 36, had earlier admitted getting behind the wheel while unfit through drink and drugs and appeared for sentencing at the court on Thursday.
The court heard how he lost control of his car on Cullen’s North Castle Street, crashing into the side of a property. Witnesses said that he had been driving at excessive speed through the Moray village shortly before 9pm on December 20.
Fiscal Kevin Corrins told the court that police arrived quickly at the scene and Coull admitted that he had been smoking cannabis. The Fiscal said: “Police saw the car had become lodged in the supporting wall of the house, which had been substantially damaged.”
Coull, whose address was given as North Deskford Street in Cullen, was described by his defence agent as addicted to cannabis and struggling to combat his dependence on the drug.
In addition to the four-year driving ban, Coull was ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work and placed on a four-month curfew.