Craig Forbes, 23, has been jailed for 4 years after causing the death of a man on an Inverclyde road. 

Forbes was more than more than twice the alcohol limit when he overtook another vehicle when it was unsafe, moments before the collision. 

Forbes struck the vehicle of David Horn on the other side of the road causing both vehicles to overturn on impact. David Horn was trapped inside his vehicle and later died from his injuries in hospital. 

The court heard how Forbes was returning home from a wedding when he decided to get behind the wheel of his car intoxicated rather than use the Air BnB that was booked. Horn was returning home from dropping his daughter off. 

A collision investigation determined that “it occurred as a result of Forbes, while impaired by alcohol, losing directional control of his car for an unknown reason. This caused the car to enter the southbound lane and strike the front of Mr Horn’s car. Mr Horn had insufficient time to take evasive action. Forbes was solely to blame for the collision which caused Mr Horn’s death.”

Forbes pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at the earliest opportunity. This was considered in sentencing alongside the relevant guidelines for the sentencing of young people.

The court heard that Forbes deeply regretted his actions and his actions.