Lochgilp­head fine dodger pays up af­ter cash seized

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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.

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