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AN UNEMPLOYED boy racer who was spotted on CCTV rolling off the bonnet of a car in Lerwick’s Commercial Street while drunk was fined at the town’s sheriff court on Thursday.

Thomas Max Gifford, of Gunnavalla, Sullom, admitted placing himself in front of a moving vehicle on 24 April last year, which procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said could have had fatal consequences.

The 19 year old apprentice mechanic who lost his job five months before completing his training, also pled guilty to driving with a defective exhaust, a loose passenger seat and a faulty number plate light when stopped on Lerwick’s Victoria Pier on 11 December.

Mr Mackenzie said that for an apprentice mechanic his vehicle was “something to behold”, while defence agent Tommy Allan insisted it had passed its MOT.

Sheriff Philip Mann fined Gifford a total of £450 and gave him three penalty points.

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