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Court / Doctor keeps licence after admitting careless driving offence 

A LOCUM doctor from Fife narrowly escaped losing her driving licence after pleading guilty to a charge of careless driving when she appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.

The court heard how Neitu Jeyasingh misjudged an overtaking manoeuvre on the main A970 between Sandwick and Levenwick in wintry conditions while trying to catch a flight.

The 50-year-old doctor admitted driving without due care and attention in the morning of 14 March last year when overtaking other traffic on the approach to a blind summit in the face of an oncoming vehicle while there was snow on the ground.

The court heard from her defence solicitor that Jeyasingh, of Main Street, Cairneyhill, was a much sought-after general practitioner who was registered to work with all health boards in Scotland.

On the morning in question, she was rushing to the airport following a night shift and a late handover to the day shift.

The solicitor said his client deeply regretted the incident and was now in danger of losing her licence because of six live points she had already accrued for previous speeding offences.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank added another four points to her licence, meaning that any further motoring offence would likely lead to her losing her licence.

Jeyasingh was also fined £630.

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