Dangerous Driving; No Disqualification

Kept Licence
Perth Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

A particularly nasty allegation whereby our client was purported to have swerved across chevrons into the path of oncoming cars which had to take evasive action to avoid a collision, all on the A9.

This allegation was denied and, having investigated all aspects of the evidence against him, we awere able to agree with the prosecutor that his driving was careless, not dangerous.  This is a significant concession on the part of the Crown, especially as it avoided a minimum 12 month disqualification and compulsory re-sit order.  The Sheriff simply endorsed our client's driving licence with 4 penalty points.

Published: 07/06/2017

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