A DRIVER has been banned from the road after he collided with a motorcyclist.

Colin Mowat left biker Colin Richardson with serious injuries after knocking him from his motorbike on the B6369 road between Gifford and Haddington in June 2021.

Mowat, 69, drove dangerously by overtaking a vehicle while it was not safe to do so and causing the collision with Mr Richardson.

Court papers state that the incident caused the motorcyclist to fall from his vehicle and caused him permanent impairment and permanent disfigurement, and was a danger to his life.

Mowat, of Fishers Brae, Eyemouth, pleaded guilty to the charge of dangerous driving at a trial diet at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Monday.

Sheriff Robert Fife issued an interim driving ban and deferred sentence on Mowat to July 22.