Special Reasons Proof Dumfries JP Court
Our client was an inexperienced driver and was sharing the driving between Fife and Doncaster.
The passenger and owner of the vehicle had fallen asleep and our client was trying to set the cruise control on a digital dashboard.
He had pressed a number of buttons and inadvertently set the main display to show his average (and not actual) speed. He was being guided by this but felt that he was travelling too quickly and began to slow down. As these things often go the Police just happened to be in close proximity on the A74(M) near to Dumfries and pinged him at a rather swift 107mph.
He explained everything to the police at the time but they reported the matter to the Procurator Fiscal and he contacted us when he received the Citation.
Having examined all of the evidence in the case, we intimated a guilty plea to the charge and asked the Court to assign a Special Reasons Proof.
Although the Court did not uphold that this amounted to special reasons the Court elected to refrain from an outright disqualification and instead endorsed his licence with 5 penalty points.
Our client's hope at the outset was that we would find a way to keep his driving licence. Job done.
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