Driver caused serious crash while under influence

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of crash.
Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of crash.

A driver has admitted being under the influence of drink or drugs and causing a three-car crash in Motherwell in which a boy of three was badly injured.

Thomas Jarvis (41) lost control of his car at speed in Avon Street and veered on to the wrong side of the road.

A woman aged 64 was also injured in the crash last June.

Claims that Jarvis, of Osprey Crescent, Wishaw, shouted at the injured woman, had cannabis, tried to hide cocaine in his pants and failed to provide a blood specimen were dropped.

Sentence was deferred until June 10 for background reports.