Man’s four-letter rant at examiner after driving test
Court hears of verbal abuse
A MAN launched a foulmouthed tirade at his driving instructor after failing his test.
Stuart Low admitted shouting and swearing at the examiner once his test ended with a fail.
Low launched a scathing attack on the instructor over the Highway Code, insisting he should have passed the test, held at the Bridge of Don centre in November last year.
Fiscal depute Kelly Mitchell told Aberdeen Justice of the Peace Court the 42-year-old was not happy when he heard the news and said “get out of my car” and called the examiner a derogatory name.
“The accused continued to shout and swear using the F-word continually,” she said.
He then left, the fiscal depute added, at which point the police were contacted.
Defence solicitor Chris Maitland said Low’s behaviour had been unacceptable.
He apologised for the way he had reacted but Mr Maitland said there had been an argument about whether he should or should not have passed his test.
Low claimed he had informed the examiner about a previous road traffic sentence he had received.
He believed the instructor’s attitude changed at that stage and Low disputed the terms for his failure.
“Then there was an argument about what was in the Highway Code,” Mr Maitland said.
“That was the cause of this argument. He has lost his temper.”
Low said he regretted the way he acted and apologised.
The incident happened on November 12 last year at Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.
Low was charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting, swearing and acting aggressively.
Justice of the Peace Martin Morley ordered Low, whose address was given in court papers as 29 Marquis Road, Aberdeen, to pay a fine of £80.
As Low was leaving the dock he said: “For what it’s worth your honour I passed my test next time round.”
ARGUMENT: Stuart Low admitted the charge in court. ANGRY: Stuart Low disputed the examiner’s reasons for giving him a fail after the driving test.