A man suffered serious injury after a crash in Larkhall caused by a disqualified driver.

John Rodger, 30, was jailed for 14 months at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week for the offence, in which he was also under the influence of drink and drugs.

He admitted driving dangerously after consuming alcohol and controlled drugs on January 14 this year.

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Rodger, a prisoner, also admitted getting behind the wheel that day while banned from driving and on bail for other matters.

The collision happened in Craigbank Road in poor weather. He lost control of the car, hitting a pedestrian, a stationary car and a wall.

Defence agent Laura Kiernan said Rodger, a mechanic, had borrowed a friend's car and was driving a short distance to shops when the crash happened.

She told the court: "He lost control and accepts this was down to the fact he was under the influence.

"He has issues with alcohol and street valium, but has undergone detox while in custody.

"In recent times he seems to have slightly lost his way, but he hopes to engage with addiction services on his release from prison and return to gainful employment.

"He appreciates this is a serious matter, apologises for what he has done and wishes the victim a speedy recovery."

Sheriff Thomas Millar reduced the prison sentence from 21 months to 14 because of Rodger's guilty plea.

This was backdated as he has been behind bars since his arrest in January.

The sheriff also banned him from driving for 31 months.

Rodger was jailed for four months, to run concurrently, on separate charges of assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

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