A MAN has been charged with a drink-driving offence after crashing his car near a Renfrew war memorial.

Emergency services attended the scene in Hairst Street after the 41-year-old motorist’s Skoda Kodiaq collided with a large advertising board at around 12.20am on Sunday.

It is claimed the driver mounted the pavement and crashed his vehicle next to the Sherwood takeaway restaurant after attempting to take a left-hand turn towards Inchinnan Road.

Police said the advertising board was damaged and the car had to be uplifted.

The driver reportedly failed a roadside breath test and was taken into custody.

He was later released on an undertaking and is due to appear in court at a later date.

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