A “maniac” drink-driver who killed a pensioner at an Aberdeen bus stop is to make a bid for a shorter driving ban.
Martin Henderson was jailed for more than seven years after the fatal crash on November 9 last year.
He ploughed into a bus stop on Inverurie Road, Bucksburn, killing 70-year-old Allan Forbes and leaving 18-year-old Chloe Donaldson seriously injured.
Immediately after, Henderson, 30, fled to the nearby Staging Post pub – having another drink before making his way home to Threave Circle, Inverurie and calling police to say his car had been stolen.
Officers later found the oil firm engineer there asleep on the sofa.
Sentencing him at the High Court in Glasgow in July, Lord Mulholland said: “While under the influence of alcohol, you drove like a maniac.
“You then only thought of yourself. Instead of helping the poor people you had harmed, you fled the scene and went to a nearby pub
“You consumed more alcohol then went home and had even more alcohol.”
The court heard Henderson had been drinking at two pubs in Inverurie before making the 10-mile journey to Bucksburn.
At one point he was clocked travelling 97mph in a 40-zone, and was going more than double the 30mph limit shortly before the fatal incident.
Henderson lost control of his BMW when he tried to overtake another car at high speed on the approach to a bend.
Mr Forbes, a retired bus driver who had been waiting at the stop, suffered “catastrophic unsurvivable injuries” and was thrown into a nearby car park by the force of the crash.
Miss Donaldson had a broken nose and leg, which required surgery and the insertion of seven metal pins.
Henderson was sentenced to seven years and four months behind bars.
And having previously been banned from the roads on three separate occasions, he was also disqualified from driving for 23 years and seven months.
Court papers show he will now appeal the length of this ban at the High Court of Justiciary next week.