Campbeltown Sheriff Court
A MAN who failed to prove he had insurance for driving a vehicle has been told to appear at court in a month with his insurance paperwork or ‘face the consequences’.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Charlwood, of Tormhor, Carradale, failed to prove to police he was insured to drive the vehicle on November 18 last year.
Justice of the Peace Margaret MacDowell, on Monday at Campbeltown Sheriff Court, called the situation ‘ridiculous’ and set a trial date.
She said to Charlwood, who denies the charge: ‘It is ridiculous now. Wherever you have to go or whatever you have to do to come to court, you need to come back and make sure you have the paperwork for your insurance in your hand.’
Charlwood’s defence agent said he had spoken with the insurance brokers and they had confirmed his client had been covered at the time of the alleged offence in Harbour Street, Tarbert.
A trial date was set for October 16 with a readiness hearing to take place on September 18.
Charlwood also faces charges of failing to appear at court on May 30, and driving a car with defective tyres on November 18.
The case was continued without plea.
Possession of class A drug
A MAN who sent a letter pleading guilty to a second incident of being in possession of an illegal drug will have to appear in court.
The fact that David A Johnstone, 25, was on a second charge for cocaine meant it was unusual he was not appearing in person at Campbeltown Sheriff Court when his case was called on Monday morning.
Giving details of the case, Eoin McGinty, procurator fiscal, said: ‘Police received a call at 1.30am about a disturbance. Campbeltown Sheriff Court. When they arrived at Davaar Avenue on June 4 there was no incident.
‘But officers met with the accused, who became aggressive towards them.’
Police told Johnstone, of Millers Park, Campbeltown, that he was to be detained and at that point a small bag fell from his trousers.
After testing, it was confirmed the substance was cocaine.
Justice of the Peace Margaret MacDowell, after reading the papers before her, said that Johnstone must appear for sentencing on September 18.
In Johnstone’s absence, the justice ordered reports.
Ordered to be of good behaviour
A 19-YEAR-OLD man is to be of good behaviour until at least February 5 after he admitted causing a breach of the peace.
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said he went to an address on September 11 to get his ‘wee sister’ out of a potentially difficult situation.
Justice of the Peace Margaret MacDowell said that she was very concerned about the children in the case as it ‘didn’t seem like this was a particularly safe place for children to be’.
She cautioned the man at Campbeltown Sheriff Court on Monday: ‘I don’t want to see you back here again.’
The man replied: ‘I won’t be.’