THE driver of a Porsche involved in last summer's Studland bus crash has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention.

Douglas Haigh, 44, of Witchampton Mill, Witchampton, was fined £1,100 plus £1,800 costs and was disqualified from driving for six months.

He was driving a Porsche which collided with a Wilts and Dorset service from Swanage to Bournemouth and into the VW Golf following it, on Ferry Road, Studland at around 10am on July 31 last year.

Earlier on Wednesday, Haigh told Bournemouth Magistrates Court : “I remember it being a nice morning. I was listening to the radio as I always do. All I remember is this terrific bang.”

Haigh said he was travelling “somewhere in the region of 50mph” adding: “I wasn’t gaining on the car in front.”

Describing his state of mind prior to the crash he said: “I was in a very relaxed mood. It was a nice day. There was no need for to be anywhere at a specific time.”

But other witnesses had described his car travelling "incredibly fast" on the wrong side of the road before the crash.

When asked about claims his car was out of control Haigh replied: “All I can say is I can’t understand why this impact took place.

“I remember feeling bloodied, bruised, confused and dazed,” he added.

More from the Daily Echo on Thursday.