A DRIVER caused mayhem by crashing on a busy road ... and then went for a nap on a grass verge.
It’s believed that the motorist crashed his vehicle into a set of traffic lights before attempting to stagger off from the scene.
However, he didn’t get very far and was found crashed out at the side of the road less than a mile away.
The Express understands that he lost control of his silver Volkswagen Golf near the A737 flyover in Johnstone early on Friday morning.
The vehicle smashed headlong into a set of traffic lights, causing substantial damage, and fuel from its tank spilled across the road.
The incident happened at the Barrochan Interchange – near to Morrisons supermarket – at around 2.20am.
However, the driver tried to flee the crash site, despite being unsteady on his feet, according to witnesses.
The accident came to light when another motorist happened across the wrecked Golf stuck at the set of lights just at the flyover.
Police attended the scene and investigated the area, looking for the missing driver.
He was found by cops near the Deafhillock Roundabout.
He was later taken to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital as a precaution. However, he was found to be uninjured.
Yesterday police confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with the incident.
A spokesman said: “Officers attended reports of a road accident near to the Barrochan Interchange at around 2.20am on Friday.
“Upon arrival, they found a Volkswagen Golf had been abandoned after striking a set of traffic lights and causing substantial damage.
“Officers soon found a man nearby believed to have been involved in the crash.
“Subsequently, a 33-year-old male from the Glasgow area has been arrested and detained in connection with a drink driving offence.
“He is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court in due course.”
Motorists reported yesterday that debris from the crash was still being removed from the road at around 9am and that the fuel on the road surface was also still visible at around 10am.