Death Crash Drink Driver on the Wrong Side of M8

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Death Crash Drink Driver on the Wrong Side of M8


Byline: Grant McCabe

A DRINK-DRIVER yesterday admitted killing a woman while travelling the wrong way down a motorway.

Ross Parker ploughed into Margo Boulazreg's car after getting into his own vehicle following a night out at the pub.

Minutes after the crash, Parker, 36, was heard to say: 'I shouldn't even be driving. I'm wrecked.' At the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, he admitted a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Parker, of the city's Jordanhill area, will now spend Christmas behind bars after a judge remanded him pending sentencing next month.

On February 24 this year, Parker watched football in a bar in Glasgow's South Side before getting into his Renault Megane.

The father-of-two drove onto the eastbound carriageway of the M8 near Helen Street - into oncoming traffic.

Prosecutor Hugh Irwin said other motorists flashed their lights and sounded their horns to warn Parker of his blunder, but to no avail.

Daniel Little had to take evasive action to avoid hitting Parker before stopping and dialling 999.

Mrs Boulazreg, 52, of Houston, Renfrewshire, was on the M8 around 11.30pm, taking her 18 year-old son Callum to meet friends in Glasgow.

Mr Irwin said: 'Callum saw the headlights of the accused's car travelling towards them in the same lane. Mrs Boulazreg screamed and swerved to the left, crossing into another lane. …

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