An ambulance driver crashed his Porsche into two vehicles after taking cocaine, a court heard.
Members of the public were so concerned about Richard Johnson’s ‘stoned’ behaviour that they called police.
Officers arrived at the scene of the smash in Denby Dale following several calls.
Johnson, of Burton Acres Lane, Kirkburton, was seen dropping his drugs into a can of coke and throwing it over a wall.
But this was retrieved from one of the witnesses to the crash, who handed it over to police.
Johnson, 30, pleaded guilty to charges of driving whilst unfit through drugs and possession of class B drug MCAT.
James Weekes, prosecuting at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court, said that in the afternoon of October 26 police were called to Barnsley Road.
They had received a number of phone calls from witnesses concerned about Johnson’s driving.
He was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road, mounting the kerb and hitting bollards.
He scraped one car before hitting a VW van head -on.
Mr Weekes said: “The Porsche was so badly damaged that it was tangled with the other vehicle.
“Other road users saw him (Johnson) trying to reverse the car out and drive away. He was described as having a stoned appearance.”
Following the smash Johnson was seen drinking from a can of Coca-Cola.
Mr Weekes said: “He was seen to slip some white powder into it and throw it over a wall. That was retrieved by a member of the public who handed it to a PC.”
Johnson was breathalysed at the roadside but when this test was negative he was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving instead.
He was described as being weird and dazed as he was taken into custody.
Johnson claimed that he had only taken medication for his cystic fibrosis but a blood sample showed that he had cocaine in his system.
Bob Carr, mitigating, said: “A defendant knows whether he’s committed a burglary.
“He may not know if he has committed the offence of driving under the influence of drugs, whether the drugs have affected his driving.
“On balance it clearly did.”
Mr Carr added that his client has left his job as an ambulance driver, preferring to jump instead of being pushed.
District Judge Fanning ordered a probation report on Johnson before sentencing him.
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