High Speed Dangerous Driving Charge No Ban

Kept Licence
Dumfries Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

This matter called in Dumfries Sheriff Court on 13 August 2019. Our client had originally been charged with dangerous driving contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, section 2 as amended. The Crown alleged speeds of 114mph on the A74(M) at a time when the road conditions were described as wet and traffic flow moderate. Having considered the evidence in the case, a plea was negotiated with the Crown whereby our client pled guilty to a charge of careless driving.

Having heard submissions, the Sheriff elected to impose 9 penalty points which secured the retention of our client’s driving licence. A significantly better outcome than the 12 months (minimum) ban our client had been facing from the outset of these proceedings, not to mention the compulsory extended test order. 

Published: 14/08/2019

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