Driver fined and banned
AN OBAN man has been fined £450 and disqualified from driving after causing a car crash on the A85 near Pennyfuir Farm, Dunbeg.
Calum MacLellan, of 62 Pulpit Road, Oban, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Oban Sheriff Court last Tuesday.
The court heard the 24-yearold labourer was driving a Ford Focus half-a-mile west of the Halfway House filling station around 7pm on April 5 2016, when he attempted to overtake approaching a bend and collided with an oncoming vehicle.
‘The other vehicle spun and landed on its roof,’ procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty said before describing how the driver then confronted Mr MacLellan, saying: ‘ You’re the driver? You’re an idiot.’
A 42-year- old Oban man was airlifted to hospital in Glasgow with non-life-threatening injuries and the road was closed to traffic for two-and-a-half hours.
Mr Maclellan later told police: ‘It’s my fault. I didn’t see him.’
Sheriff John Herald fined MacLellan £450, reduced from £700 because of his guilty plea, and added six penalty points to his driving licence, taking him over the limit for disqualification. ‘This was an error of judgment’, Sheriff Herald said: ‘You will be off the road for quite some time.’