Driver is caught on camera
A MAN has been fined £200 and given six penalty points for careless driving near Barcaldine, which was videoed by an off- duty policeman.
Anthony Lyn Harris, of Druimnich, Glenborrodale, Acharacle, admitted driving carelessly on February 22 this year when he overtook a vehicle with a trailer on the A828 near the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, past an obscured junction towards a blind lefthand bend, and in the face of oncoming traffic. It caused an oncoming vehicle to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
Procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty told Oban Sheriff Court last Tuesday, August 16, that an off- duty police officer had recorded the incident with a dash- cam fitted on the car.
Harris, a 68-year- old retiree representing himself, told the court he had held a driving licence for 51 years, and Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC acknowledged: ‘Your licence is clean.’ Sheriff Anderson imposed six penalty points on Harris’s driving licence, and a fine of £200.