Grangemouth crash driver knocked out power to 300 homes
A driver who left 300 homes without power after crashing into an electricity substation has been banned from the road for nine months.
A court heard the Grangemouth substation went on fire after Stewart Watson collided with it after losing control of his car in April 2019.
Watson was also fined £450 at Falkirk Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Derek Livingston told the 34-year-old it was "a serious piece of careless driving".
The court was told Watson's car initially struck the kerb and smashed through a brick wall before colliding with the substation, which was torn from the ground.
Watson admitted a charge of careless driving,
Solicitor advocate Martin Morrow, defending, said: "He simply clipped the kerb and lost control.
"This had unfortunate and unintended consequences."