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Car crash costs £660 and penalty points

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.

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