Man who crashed into police car while speeding 'distracted by loud music'

Kevin Cadder struck the police vehicle and injured two officers inside in Glasgow in March 2022.

Kevin Cadder who was caught speeding and later crashed into police car ‘was distracted by loud music’ Police

A man caught speeding who later crashed into a police car claimed he was distracted by loud music.

Kevin Cadder, 20, struck the vehicle and injured the two officers inside in Glasgow’s Castlemilk on March 1 2022.

The city’s Sheriff Court heads that officers’ attention was drawn to Cadder as he was travelling above the 30 mile per hour limit.

Constables Gary Bull and Ruaridh Wylie who wore reflective vests stood on the road and gestured for him to stop.

Cadder, of the city’s Queen’s Park, failed to do so and carried out a manoeuvre to pass the officers.

He was then followed but sight was momentarily lost on him.

Prosecutor Lauren Aitchison said: “They traced him again on Castlemilk Crescent.

“He emerged from the junction while driving at speed and collided with the police vehicle.”

Air bags were deployed and both vehicles were stated to have been damaged.

Cadder was then arrested.

Court papers state that PC Bull and constable Rhobbie Wilkie were injured as a result of the collision.

The first offender pled guilty to dangerous driving in January.

Stephen Bentley, defending, told Wednesday’s sentencing: “He panicked when this happened.

“He was distracted when in the car his friends played loud music – he regrets what happened.

“My client is remorseful for his actions on this occasion as the situation escalated very quickly in the manner which it did.”

Sheriff Allan McKay fined Cadder £940 and disqualified him from driving for 18 months.

The sheriff said: “I have difficulty believing that you panicked.

“I have difficulty believing you were affected by music and I have difficulty believing your friends distracted you.

“I have no real reason why you did what you did. There will be a more likely reason.

“Your conduct was reprehensible, driving away from police then colliding with another car is simply unacceptable.”

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