Careless driver spotted by police
A driver’s behaviour on the notorious Berriedale Braes in the Highlands caused concern to police travelling in the opposite direction.
Wick Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Steven Morris was travelling too close to the car in front of him, on July 22 last year.
The police, who were returning to Dingwall, turned their unmarked car to follow the accused.
Fiscal Fraser Matheson said that by that time, Morris had overtaken the vehicle in front of him and “sped away”.
The pursuing officers estimated his speed of the accused’s Ford Focus ST at 77mph on average.
Mr Matheson told Sheriff Andrew Berry: “The speed limit on that section of the A9 is 60 mph but there are a numberof sharp bends and it is fair to say that while 60mph is the permitted maximum speed, it is not necessarily an appropriate one.”
Morris, of Mayfield Road in Thurso, admitted careless driving by driving too close to the car in front and speeding. Sheriff Berry ordered his personal appearance on March 1.