Road rage costs young father-to-be £400
A MOMENT of road rage in Fort William cost a young Oban father-to-be £400 in fines.
Christopher Jordan McCuish admitted shouting, swearing and uttering threats towards a motorist and damaging her car by pulling off the near-side wing mirror.
As part of the prosecution’s case, scenes from McCuish’s dashboard camera were shown to Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald, sitting at Fort William Sheriff Court last week.
The incident that sparked the outburst was clearly seen in the dashcam footage.
Another driver changed lanes in a badly- executed manoeuvre at the An Aird roundabout in the centre of Fort William on December 18 last year.
It was early evening and dark at the time.
Then, accompanied by a considerable amount of his swearing and his partner trying to calm him down and stop what he was doing, the moment is seen on film when McCuish, of 20 Nelson Road, follows the car into the car park at the town’s Morrisons supermarket, marches across and pulls a wing mirror off.
‘I can only describe this as an incident of road rage,’ said McCuish’s defence agent Hamish Melrose, who added the video also showed the incident when another driver cut McCuish up.
‘His behaviour was clearly atrocious but it would seem completely out of character.’
Sheriff MacDonald was told that the 21-year- old, parttime delivery driver is due to become a father for the first time in the next few weeks.
‘I hope you are embarrassed and ashamed of yourself, having seen this in open court,’ said the sheriff as she fined him £200 for each offence.