An Aberdeen man has been given a three-year driving ban for pinning a pedestrian against a wall after getting behind the wheel while high on drugs.
Christopher Clark previously admitted dangerous driving and travelling at grossly excessive speed before the collision.
Pedestrian Tomasz Markiewicz was pinned against the wall by Clark’s blue Renault Megane, as he tore through Wapping Street early on October 6, 2017.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court was told the 41-year-old was under the influence of a cocktail of substances, including methadone, Xanax and diazepam at the time.
His solicitor Gail Goodfellow said her client suffered “significant mental health issues” and had prescriptions to help him tackle previous addictions.
Ms Goodfellow said Markiewicz had previously been driving for 22 years without incident.
But yesterday Clark, of Ruthrieston Circle, was disqualified from holding a licence for three years and will have to sit and extended test at the end of the ban.
Sheriff Andrew Miller said: “This is undoubtedly a serious example of drug driving which resulted in a serious injury to a pedestrian.
“Your conduct carried a far greater risk to others than yourself.
“You chose to take illegal drugs at a time you were already taking medication for health issues and took to the streets of Aberdeen.
“You showed a severe disregard for other people.”
Clark was also placed under the supervision of social workers for a year and ordered he carry out 225 hours of unpaid work.