Bad driving

DRIVING more than 100mph on the Tingwall straight cost a Mossbank man his driving licence on Thursday at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Paul Daniel Griffith, of Sandside, was also fined £400 after pleading guilty to speeding at 104 mph on the A970 north of Tingwall on 18 February.

Visiting procurator fiscal Andrew Richardson told the court that Griffith was picked up by police officers out on patrol.


Defence agent Tommy Allan said his 41 year old client had been going through a difficult time and was not concentrating fully as he felt upset over a family matter.

Disqualifying Griffith for four months, Sheriff Philip Mann said he would have banned him for half a year had he not pled guilty from the outset.

In another case, a 32 year old man was fined £600 after admitting carrying a passenger in the boot of his car through Lerwick on 11 January.

Sukhedv Gurung, of 89 Fogralea, Lerwick, pled guilty to four motoring charges, including driving dangerously and without insurance.

Meanwhile a young man from Sandwick was fined £300 and four penalty points for causing an accident on the B9073 between Gulberwick and Scalloway on 11 January.

Eighteen year old Charles Donald McDermott, of 1 Cameron Way, pled guilty to failing to maintain proper control of his car and colliding with an oncoming car.