Spean Bridge man given penalty points

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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