A MAN who was involved in a car collision refused to comply with breath tests after verbally abusing cops.

Graeme McInnes, 34, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to driving with no insurance, behaving in an abusive manner and not providing specimens of his breath.

He was also charged with being in possession of drugs after being stopped by police in a separate incident.

On October 7, 2020, officers were requested to attend Flemington Farm Road in Cambuslang at 1.10am due to a road traffic collision, after a report from a member of the public.

Cops traced the vehicle and spotted McInnes sitting in the driver’s seat and holding the car’s keys in his hands.

It was discovered he had no insurance. When informed he was under arrest, he became hostile.

Procurator fiscal depute Hazel Kerr said: “He stated ‘f**k off you f*****g spice boy, get these f*****g cuffs off me now’.

“He was conveyed to Motherwell police office. He was asked to provide two specimens of breath and refused. He stated, ‘I was at a funeral, I just refuse’. He was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Meanwhile, on October 18 last year, undercover police noticed McInnes driving a Ford Focus vehicle on Overton Road, Cambuslang.

Checks were carried out and it was discovered that only a female was named on the insurance policy.

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After stopping McInnes, officers identified themselves but noted a strong smell of cannabis and that he was extremely nervous.

Ms Kerr said: “They informed him he would be detained for a search. A search of the boot area was carried out. A bag containing green herbal material was found.

“Further checks were carried out and it was found he did not hold a valid driver’s licence and had no insurance.

“He was cautioned and charged and conveyed to Coatbridge police station. The herbal material tested positive and had a street value of £100. There was no reply to caution and charge.”

McInnes’ lawyer explained his client was apologetic for both offences.

He added: “They are both some time ago now. He has experienced difficulties with substance misuse and his mental health.

“He has taken his own steps for assistance with his addiction issues. He seems to be making positive progress so far on a community payback order he was placed on in December 2021.

“I would be inviting you to avoid a custodial sentence. This would affect his family circumstances and his employment. He’s been working most of his life.”

Sheriff Charles Lugton disqualified McInnes, of Blantyre, from driving for 11 months. He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Meanwhile, sentencing for the other matter was deferred for six months.

He will return to court in November.