A man jumped from his moving car after causing £1,000 of damage in an Aberdeenshire village.
Brian McCann, who was banned from the road for six years when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, ploughed his Mercedes E-Class into a garden wall and then continued driving “erratically” along Elphinstone Road in Port Elphinstone.
The court heard that when police pursuing the 45-year-old activated their blue lights, he jumped from the car as it was still moving but slowing down.
And when he was arrested, McCann urinated on the walls, floors and in a sink and a drain to avoid giving a sample for testing at Kittybrewster police station.
Fiscal depute John Richardson said the accused was given instructions on how to provide a sample, but “instead urinated over the room”.
McCann, of Cathcart Road, Glasgow, admitted driving carelessly on April 19.
He also admitted obstructing police seeking a urine sample for examination and a further charge of failing to provide two breath samples at the police station.
McCann’s solicitor Liam McAllister said his client had been in the north-east to work on a project on the railway line.
He added: “Mr McCann was struggling with pain and took tablets from an apprentice he was sharing with.
“It is clear from how he presented that it had an adverse effect on him.
“He has a limited recollection of the events and he realises this was foolish.”
Mr McAllister confirmed his client had since met those living in the property he damaged and had paid for the repairs.
McCann now works in Germany, his solicitor said, and the crane supervisor had already given his car to his father.
Sheriff Ian Wallace fined McCann £2,400 in addition to imposing the driving ban.