Spean Bridge man given penalty points
A SPEAN BRIDGE man was issued with three penalty points on his driving licence after pleading guilty to taking his partner’s car without permission and then driving it without insurance.
Liam Navarro, 24, appeared at Fort William Sheriff Court last Thursday (April 27).
The court heard that on April 5 this year at Burn Bank Lodges, Spean Bridge, Navarro and his partner had been having an argument when he took the keys to her car without her permission and then drove her car, uninsured for a short distance.
Procurator Fiscal Martina Eastwood told the court that during that time, Navarro’s partner had called the police as she was worried about him after he texted her to say he was going to drive the car over a cliff.
Solicitor Stephen Kennedy told the court that this incident had not affected their relationship and pointed out that Navarro had remained within the confines of the Lodges and had not gone on to the public road at any point.
Mr Kennedy added that Navarro had apologised to his partner and that this behaviour was ‘out of character’ for him, and this had been why his partner was concerned enough to call the police.
Sheriff William Taylor said: ‘You can see what happens when you lose your temper but you appear to be a man of good character and so there is no public interest in disrupting that status.’