Banned for ‘ter­ri­ble piece of driv­ing’

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AN INVERMORISTON man has been banned from driv­ing for six months and fined £ 560 for a ‘ter­ri­ble piece of driv­ing’.

Peter Lev­ings of Glen­dale Park, pled guilty to an amended charge of care­less driv­ing on the A82 north of Gair­lochy junc­tion at Spean Bridge when he ap­peared at Fort Wil­liam Sher­iff Court on Thurs­day July 20.

The court heard Lev­ings was re­turn­ing home af­ter a 10-hour shift at work and was in dis­com­fort from a shoul­der prob­lem on De­cem­ber 12 last year. Lev­ings over­took two slower mov­ing cars and tried to pass a lorry at a sum­mit, forc­ing an on­com­ing po­lice car to brake from 60mph to 20mph to avoid a col­li­sion.

Lev­ings’ de­fence agent said the 33-year- old Marine Harvest tech­ni­cian ac­cepted he had made an er­ror of judge­ment.

Sen­tenc­ing him, Sher­iff Eilidh MacDon­ald told Lev­ings: ‘This was a ter­ri­ble piece of driv­ing. A se­ri­ous col­li­sion could have hap­pened.’

Lev­ings also had his li­cence en­dorsed.

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