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Drink driver facing jail after ploughing into taxi

A drink driver is facing jail after ploughing into the rear of a taxi at a set of traffic lights in Greenock. 

22 year old Shaun McInnes was discovered to be more than three times over the legal limit on July 22 2018.

The incident left the taxi driver needing hospital treatment for whiplash injuries, after McInnes smashed into the back of the taxi, at speed, and at a Red traffic light, pushing the taxi onto a junction.

It was revealed that McInnes was recently banned from driving for two years and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work for a another major road traffic offence.

The Greenock Telegraph reported that the accused pleaded guilty to careless and drink-driving, but pleaded not guilty to failing to stop and give details.

Sentence was deferred by Sheriff Derek Hamilton until February 6 and McInnes was allowed bail.

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