A MAN who once crashed his car into the side of a house has appeared in court after smashing his vehicle through someone’s fence while four times the limit.

Mark Snaddon appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, May 16, where he pleaded guilty to a single charge of driving while over the legal limit.

Depute fiscal Susan Campbell told the court that on April 20 of this year, residents on Craigview, Sauchie, were alerted by “loud tyre screeching” at around 12.40am.

Ms Campbell said: “The accused was seen driving and skidding across the street and through a fence.

"There were three occupants in the car.

"Police attended and Snaddon told police: ‘I crashed the car. I drunk drove’.”

The accused was then taken to Falkirk police office where he was breathalysed with a reading of 99mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than four times the legal limit of 22mg.

Charges of careless driving and possession of cannabis were both dropped by the crown.

Liam Robertson, representing the 28-year-old, told the court that his client has no income and lost his job.

Sheriff David Mackie commented that Snaddon, of Kingswell Park, Alloa, had a serious conviction in 2009 which is relevant to the sentencing in this case.

The sheriff was referring to a case when the accused was just 18-years-old and drove at speed through Sunnyside Road while under the influence. He then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the house of a pensioner.

It was said in court at the time that the elderly man was “flung to the other side of his bedroom” as a result of the collision.

The property was so badly damaged by the embedment of the car that there were fears it would collapse when the vehicle was removed.

On that occasion, Snaddon was sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

Sheriff Mackie called for reports for the current case and disqualified the accused from driving.