Clarke admitted culpable and reckless driving despite his licence having been revoked
Harry Clarke, 60, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to driving a car in the city in September 2015, despite his licence having been revoked for medical reasons.
Six people died in December 2014 when the refuse lorry rumbled out of control in Glasgow city centre.
Harry Clarke yesterday
Six people died in December 2014 when the refuse lorry rumbled out of control in Glasgow city centre
Yesterday he admitted driving in the knowledge that he had suffered a loss of consciousness while at the wheel of a moving refuse collection vehicle on December 22, 2014.
He also knew he had suffered a loss of consciousness at the wheel of a stationary bus in April, 2010.
His licence had been revoked for 12 months on June 27, 2015.
The charge states he knew or ought to have known that he was unfit to drive and that there was a risk he might lose consciousness or suffer an episode of altered awareness while driving.
Clarke was not prosecuted over the crash, with the Scottish Crown Office saying there was insufficient evidence. Clarke will return for sentencing at a later date.