Dangerous Driving By Performing An Unsafe Overtaking Manoeuvre

Kept Licence
Selkirk Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

This case involved Police in an unmarked car having to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision. Following protracted negotiations with the Crown, a plea of guilty was tendered in relation to a reduced charge of careless driving which resulted in a low penalty point endorsement.  

Published: 31/05/2017

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