Crash driver fined

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

An 87-year-old mo­torist’s foot slipped as he drove into a med­i­cal cen­tre re­sult­ing in his car crash­ing through a fence and hit­ting a house.

Stan­ley Lit­tle­wood, of War­man­bie Road, Bry­dekirk, was fined £250 and had four points en­dorsed on his driv­ing li­cence by the sher­iff at Dum­fries.

He ad­mit­ted a charge of care­less driv­ing at the Green­croft Med­i­cal Cen­tre in An­nan in March.

The court was told he had two pas­sen­gers in the car and both suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

So­lic­i­tor Joe McPher­son pointed out that Lit­tle­wood had a clean driv­ing li­cence up to this point and it was as case of his foot slip­ping on the pedal.

■ A 31-year-old man has faced a court ac­cused of as­sault­ing a woman and be­hav­ing to­wards her in a threat­en­ing man­ner.

Ross McEwan, of High Street, Dal­beat­tie, pleaded not guilty to spit­ting on her, seiz­ing hold of her, pulling her down a flight of stairs and throw­ing her be­long­ings at her.

He also de­nied shout­ing and swear­ing at her at the High Street home and act­ing ag­gres­sively to­wards her.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Jan­uary.

■ An An­nan teenager who en­gaged in con­duct which alarmed his ex-part­ner, has been fined £300 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Ste­wart McKay, 18, of Stan­dalane, An­nan, ad­mit­ted that be­tween Au­gust and Oc­to­ber last year at the Locker­bie Manor Coun­try Ho­tel and else­where he re­peat­edly tele­phoned her, sent her text mes­sages and in one mes­sage made a threat to com­mit sui­cide.

■ Sen­tence has been de­ferred to the end of the year on a 25-year-old An­nan man who shouted and swore at his part­ner to al­low an assess­ment on his suit­abil­ity to at­tend a spe­cial be­havioural pro­gramme.

Ri­cardo Fer­nan­dez, of Esk Place, An­nan, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner to­wards his part­ner at the town’s High Street and Clap­per­ton Road in Septem­ber and mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence against her.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han at Dum­fries con­tin­ued the case to December 28 for the assess­ment.

■ A 45-year-old woman is to face trial on a charge of as­sault­ing a man in An­nan.

Lisa Gib­son, of Kim­me­ter Wynd, An­nan, pleaded not guilty to kick­ing the man at a nearby house, fol­low­ing him and re­peat­edly punch­ing him.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Christ­mas Eve.

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