A WOMAN who crashed a car into a fence in Scalloway and failed to report the incident to police has to pay £660 in fines and compensation and received 10 penalty points on her licence.
Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that India Lockyer, 24, of Aith, drove to Scalloway to visit a friend around 2.30am, but failed to negotiate a corner and instead ran into a fence belonging to the friend’s nephew at Port Arthur.
Lockyer admitted driving without due care and attention and at excessive speed on 27 March and also failing to give her name and address to the owner of the garden fence. She also failed to notify police of the accident within 24 hours.
Defence agent Gregor Kelly said that Lockyer had been going through a rough patch at the time and had been unaware of procedures in reporting an accident.
She was fined £60 for failing to give her name and address and had her licence endorsed and was ordered to pay £600 compensation for the fence.
She was admonished for failing to report the accident to police but given 10 penalty points on her licence which was endorsed.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 390 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News