Driver banned

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A van driver who was seen re­mov­ing his jumper while driv­ing on the A75 has been banned for 12 months.

Pa­trick McClay, 35, from Ne­warthill, was also fined £250 af­ter ad­mit­ting driv­ing dan­ger­ously between Springholm and Auchen­larie Hol­i­day Park in April.

He pleaded guilty to driv­ing er­rac­ti­cally along a 23-mile stretch of the road.

He ad­mit­ted driv­ing in ex­ces­sive close prox­im­ity to pre­ced­ing ve­hi­cles and re­peat­edly over­tak­ing when not ap­pro­pri­ate to do so in the face of on­com­ing traf­fic.

He also ad­mit­ted caus­ing driv­ers to take eva­sive ac­tion to avoid a col­li­sion and re­mov­ing his jumper while not hav­ing a proper view of the road­way ahead.

Back­ground re­ports have been or­dered by the sher­iff at Dum­fries on a 38-year-old man on a charge of as­sault­ing his ex-part­ner at South­er­ness by seiz­ing her by the head.

Aaron Gif­ford, from Edinburgh, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at a car­a­van at South­er­ness Hol­i­day Vil­lage in June and also dam­ag­ing prop­erty by kick­ing a ta­ble.

Sen­tence was de­ferred to Oc­to­ber 31.

A man who be­haved in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner at Dum­fries In­fir­mary has been ad­mon­ished at the town’s sher­iff court.

Gary Niven, 32, of Shillinghill, Kirkcud­bright, ad­mit­ted shout­ing and swear­ing and act­ing ag­gres­sively last month.

A 23-year-old man who re­fused to be searched by po­lice act­ing un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act, has been ad­mon­ished at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Liam Beswick, of Reoch Park, Springholm, ad­mit­ted ob­struct­ing of­fi­cers and strug­gling vi­o­lently at Queens­berry Street in Dum­fries last month.

A mo­torist who was caught driv­ing on the A75 at Springholm with more than four times the per­mit­ted drink limit has been banned from driv­ing for 14 months.

Thomas McMullen, from Coat­bridge, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence on Septem­ber 8.

He was also fined £400 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

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