Crash driver fined
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.