Dangerous Driving Hamilton 101/50
Our client had been accused of dangerous driving contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 2 (as amended).
The basis of the charge was that he had had a burst of speed whilst travelling on a part of the M73 that was restricted to 50mph. His speed was recorded at 101mph.
On the morning of the trial, our Mr Simpson made representations to the Crown and somehow managed to persuade the Procurator Fiscal Depute to accept that the driving was merely careless.
The Sheriff commented that he was 'surprised' that the Crown had agreed to reduce the charge to the statutory alternative.
Following a plea in mitigation, the Sheriff was persuaded to allow our client to retain his driving entitlement. His licence was endorsed with 9 penalty points and he was fined £1,200.
An excellent outcome in a difficult case.
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