A MAN has been charged with a drink-driving offence in Barrhead.

It is understood the 29-year-old suspect failed breath tests following a crash in the town’s Glasgow Road at around 9pm on Monday.

Sergeant Michael Morgenthaler, based at Giffnock police office, said: “Officers were on patrol in Barrhead and came across a minor road accident, where a driver had collided with a stationary vehicle. 

“After they stopped to investigate, the driver failed a breath test and was charged with a drink-driving offence.

“There were no injuries.”

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal in relation to the incident and the man is expected to appear at court at a later date.

Meanwhile, a teenage driver was caught behind the wheel without insurance after being stopped by police in Barrhead.

Officers swooped on the 17-year-old motorist in Paisley Road on Tuesday, May 12.

That same day, a 26-year-old driver was found to have no MOT or insurance for his car after being stopped in Glasgow Road, Eaglesham.

And on Monday, May 11, officers on patrol in Newton Mearns stopped a motorist on Ayr Road, with subsequent checks revealing he had deliberately altered his registration plates and had no insurance.