A DRINK-DRIVER who crashed his car was overheard panicking: "My dad is going to kill me."

Jason Armstrong, 30, initially blew a roadside reading that was over six-times the legal limit when stopped by police. However, the Crown accepted the accused's guilty plea to a lower sample he produced later on at the station.

Beforehand, it was around 9pm when witnesses heard a crashing noise behind them in the city's Tantallon Road.

Armstrong, who had smashed his car, stated: "My dad is going to kill me."

The accused was believed to be under the influence of alcohol as his speech was slurred. He also ignored a 'no entry' sign and drove the wrong way.

When pulled over by police, he failed the roadside breath test with a 136mg reading. He later blew 102mg at the police station.

The incident happened on September 2, 2018.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court this week, Armstrong pleaded guilty to driving with 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 22mg. He also admitted driving without due care or attention – to which he lost control and crashed into two other motors – and ignoring a 'no entry' road sign.

Sheriff Tony Kelly deferred sentence for the completion of a Criminal Justice Social Work report and Restriction of Liberty Order assessment.

Armstrong, of Riverford Road, will return to court on October 8.

Following the case, a spokesperson for road safety charity Brake said: "Drink-driving remains one of the biggest killers on our roads, causing devastation to families and communities every day.

"Consuming any amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel can have potentially fatal consequences – it needs to be made clear to drivers that not a drop is safe. 

"Drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking knowingly put the lives of others at risk and should expect to face serious consequences for their actions.”