Dozing driver crashed into parked car


A Kelty man crashed into a parked car in the early hours of the mornining after falling asleep at the wheel. 

Ryan Naysmith (21), of Loch Leven Terrace, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. 

He admitted that on 21st April in Cocklaw Street, Kelty, he drove a car without due care and attention or consideration for other road users and fell asleep whilst driving, causing his car to collide with a concrete bollard and a stationary car. 

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said, “At around 4am a resident in Cocklaw Street heard a loud bang and when he looked outside he saw a black Vauxhall Corsa had crashed into the back of his car.” 

When the man went outside to investigate he was approached by Naysmith. 

“He said he was sorry and that he had dozed off at the wheel. He said he’d not been drinking and that he had simply fallen asleep,” added the depute. 

“He had hit a bollard which was part of traffic calming measures before hitting the rear of the parked vehicle.” 

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client had provided a negative breath test following the accident. 

“He had gone to Kirkcaldy to drop off a friend at around 11pm and had been asked to go back for them at around 4am. 

“He decided to stay awake before driving. His vehicle was written off in the collision. It was an extremely foolish decision made by a fairly inexperienced driver. He’s learned his lesson not to stay awake for that period before driving.” 

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Naysmith £450 and his licence was endorsed with six penalty points.


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