Driving offences round-up

A FISH company from Scalloway has been fined £200 after a staff member drove one of its vehicles without a valid licence.

Blacksness Pier-based QA Fish Ltd admitted permitting one of its employees to drive a car and trailer on the A970 at Blackhill, Lerwick on 9 March while not holding the required licence for that class of vehicle.


Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday that police initially became involved in relation to a light before looking into the man’s documents.

A WOMAN from Unst who failed to report to police that she drove into a postbox and a garden fence has been given five penalty points and a fine of £150.

Christina Walker, of 23 Setters Hill Estate, Baltasound, admitted to the charge, which occurred on 13 December on the A968 in Sellafirth, Yell.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the incident was only reported on 4 January when the householder raised the damage to their fence.

Representing herself, the 49 year old said she didn’t realise that a single-vehicle accident had to be reported to the police.

A MAN from Mossbank was fined £150 and slapped with three penalty points after driving at 57mph in a 30mph zone earlier this year.

Demetrius Dewaine, of 4 Maidenfield, admitted speeding in Brae on 26 January.

The 28 year old said he was about to enter a 60mph zone and didn’t realise his speed.