A MAN is facing trial accused of driving a car so dangerously that he left it stuck in a hedge.

Thomas Coutts is said to have crashed his vehicle in Uplawmoor Road, Neilston, on May 3 this year.

Prosecutors claim that Coutts, of Torbeck Street, in Glasgow’s Craigton area, drove “at excessive speeds when it was unsafe to do so” and lost control of his car, causing the vehicle to “skid and strike and collide with a verge there and cause said vehicle to travel through a hedge and strike a stationary motor vehicle in a driveway there.”

It is alleged that the car being driven by Coutts came to rest in the hedge and that both vehicles were left damaged.

The case against Coutts, which sees him charged with breaking Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, called for the first time at Paisley Sheriff Court this week.

A solicitor’s letter, pleading not guilty to the single charge, was submitted on his behalf and the case was adjourned until March for a trial to take place.

A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for February.