A 21-year-old driver who abandoned his car after turning it over in a single-vehicle crash is in court today (Thursday November 1st), charged with drink driving.

Police were called to the Braighe Road, near Stornoway airport, at 7.30am yesterday ((Wednesday October 31st) after reports that a car was on its roof just off the road.

The driver and his passenger, who were not injured, had left the scene but were quickly identified by police.

The driver tested positive for alcohol over the legal limit to drive.

He has been kept in custody at Stornoway Police station since the incident and will appear at Stornoway Sheriff Court today.