Drugged up lorry driver crashed into Camelon railway bridge

A coked up HGV driver was four times over the legal drug driving limit and on the way to get something to eat when he crashed his lorry into a rail bridge.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 24th January 2021, 1:09 pm

Keiran Carroll (25) told officers he glanced down at this Sat Nav and the next thing he knew he had collided with the bridge.

Carroll appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having pleaded guilty to failing to observe height restrictions and colliding with a bridge in Glasgow Road, Camelon on December 15, 2019.

He also admitted having 200 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine – the main metabolite of cocaine – per litre of blood when the legal limit is 50 microgrammes.

Carroll appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday to answer for his road traffic offences

Rachel Wallace, procurator fiscal depute said: “It was 11.10am and the accused was driving on Glasgow Road, approaching two railway bridges. On approaching the first bridge the accused failed to observe the height restriction signs then collided with the bridge, causing damage to the bridge and his trailer.

“Police were contacted by members of the public. He told officers ‘I was driving my lorry, heading to get something to eat. I glanced at the Sat Nav and then I hit a bridge. I slammed the breaks on and got out of the cab’.”

He later gave officers a blood sample and they found he was four times over the drug driving limit.

Sheriff Christopher Shead banned Carroll, 25 Mansecroft Place, Glasgow, from driving for 21-and-a-half months and ordered him to complete 90 hours of unpaid work within 12 months.