A DRINK drive pensioner left her neighbour badly hurt when he went to her aid after she crashed into a lamp-post.

Collete Boyle, 69, hit Brian Coulston, 60, who attempted to leap over the bonnet of the Vauxhall Corsa to avoid being struck.

The victim ended up in hospital after being propelled into a garden by the OAP, who was four times over the limit.

Boyle appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court where she pleaded guilty to a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

She will be sentenced at a later date.

The court heard that Mr Coulston was in his own back garden in the city's Bellahouston having dinner when he heard a loud crunching noise on April 27 2022.

He found Boyle in the driver's seat of her car in Bellahouston Lane with the engine still running.

The motor was wedged against a lamp post.

Boyle told Mr Coulston that her car was stuck in gear before she harshly revved the engine again.

Prosecutor Darren Harty said: "Mr Coulston placed his hands on the bonnet of the vehicle and attempted to move it from the lamp post.

"The vehicle accelerated forward towards Mr Coulston, who attempted to dive over the bonnet, so as not to be pulled under the vehicle.

"The vehicle continued to accelerate pushing him two gardens over, whereby he was forced into a bin and through an unlocked metal garden gate. He was knocked to the ground."

Boyle initially drove off at speed while other neighbours raced to help Mr Coulston.

Boyle later returned home where police were there to speak to her.

She stated: "I have been drinking tonight and I was moving the car from back to front."

Boyle gave a first breath sample of 98 microgrammes when the legal limit is 22.

She later blew 86.

After she was charged, Boyle replied: "I agree and I'm sorry."

Mr Coulston was found to have suffered fractures to his shoulder and ribs as well as bruising to his ankle.

Boyle, still of Bellahouston, had bail continued as Sheriff Barry Divers deferred sentencing for reports.