A DRUNK driver who fled the scene of a crash later handed himself in at a city centre police station.

Michael Steele ran into the back of another car on the M8 near Junction 16, forcing the vehicle to hit a third car in front of them.

All three vehicles had been slowing and merging into one lane due to roadworks during the incident on January 29 this year.

While the other two drivers began to swap contact and insurance details, Steele drove off.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that the other motorists called police, who checked Steele's details using his registration plate and went to his home address.

However, the 48-year-old, who represented himself in court, was not at home.

Around two hours after the incident, which occurred at 10pm, two officers were in the car park of Baird Street police station when Steele approached them saying he had run away from an accident on the motorway.

He said that he had been drinking and had, that evening, taken 40 paracetamol tablets.

Police took him to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was kept in for several days for treatment.

A blood test showed he had 93 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood when the limit is 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly disqualified Steele, of Springburn, from driving for 18 months and fined him a total of £600 as well as endorsing his licence.