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Court / Careless driver fined

A YOUNG motorist who overtook other cars while runners were engaged in a race at Gulberwick has admitted driving without due care and attention.

Hakki Spence became frustrated and over took two cars, pulling in so sharply they had to brake hard to avoid a collision, Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday.

He made the manoeuvre in the face of oncoming traffic and pedestrians taking part in a foot race who were heading in the opposite direction.

Spence, 21, of Wester Quarff admitted the offence which took place on 16 June.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said that Spence’s driving could have had “very serious consequences” for other drivers and pedestrians. He fined him £400 and ordered his licence endorsed with seven penalty points.

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