Road rage costs young fa­ther-to-be £400

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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