A DRIVER using a mobile phone behind the wheel caused a spectacular crash in Dunfermline.

Arran Hain crashed though a central reservation barrier and almost collided head-on with vehicles coming in the opposite direction.

Hain’s car ended up a wreck and a car in the opposite carriageway was also a write-off after being struck by the flying debris.

A pregnant woman and her two children in that vehicle required hospital treatment. The youngsters were said to be “traumatised” following the incident.

The woman and her partner both told a trial they had seen Hain using a mobile phone at the time of the crash. He denied this repeatedly.

Hain plays for Dunfermline Rugby club’s first team and works as an administrator for Scottish Rugby.

Hain, 20, formerly of Garvock Terrace, Dunfermline, and now living in Edinburgh, was found guilty of dangerous driving after a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He had denied that on May 28 last year, at Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, he drove a car dangerously, failed to maintain proper control of it, lost control, mounted the central kerb, collided with railings which struck a car, all whilst he was using a mobile phone.

Hain lost control of his car on Halbeath Road, crashed into the central reservation, demolishing a large part of a barrier, which then struck a car coming in the opposite direction.

This car was carrying a couple and their two children. The mum, who was pregnant, went to hospital for treatment as well as the kids.

The couple both told the trial they had seen Hain with his phone in his hand as he collided with the barrier. Their car was a write-off after metal railings struck their roof, door and underside.

Hain denied he had been using his mobile phone. He claimed he had lost concentration because of family problems and being unhappy at his work at that time.

Hain said: “It was a momentary lapse of concentration. My mind had wandered. I lost concentration for a second. There’s a slight curve in the road and I didn’t follow that and ended up in the central reservation.”

Sheriff James MacDonald said he found Hain’s story “implausible".

He banned him from driving for a year and until he passes the extended test. Hain was also fined £750.