Lochgilphead fine dodger pays up after cash seized
Fine dodgers have been warned to pay up or find their cash seized after an Argyll driver had his wages frozen when he failed to pay.
The Lochgilphead man owed £150 for a road traffic offence and after he ignored warning letters, fines enforcement officers secured an earnings arrestment order and the outstanding amount was taken from his wages.
He was among a number of fine dodgers who settled their balances after receiving a nasty surprise when their bank accounts or earnings were seized.
Freezing bank accounts or arresting wages are among a number of measures available to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service for recovering unpaid fines. Other enforcement measures include clamping vehicles, taking money directly from benefits and even arresting non-payers travelling through ports and airports.