Pen­sioner told to get lawyer’s help

Wishaw Press - - CHAMPIONS -

A Morn­ing­side pen­sioner was told to seek le­gal ad­vice after he ad­mit­ted driv­ing a car dan­ger­ously in his home street.

It was John Smith’s first ap­pear­ance in the dock last week after he pleaded guilty to the driv­ing charge by let­ter in Septem­ber.

On May 12, near his home in Cath­burn Road, 80-year-old Smith re­peat­edly drove too close to other road users and re­peat­edly sounded his horn with­out rea­son.

Smith also drove at ex­ces­sive speed for the road and the driv­ing con­di­tions as well as driv­ing at speed to­wards horses which were be­ing rid­den on the road.

The pen­sioner also re­peat­edly pressed the ac­cel­er­a­tor of his ve­hi­cle with­out any cause to do so.

With­out any le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tion, Sher­iffthomas Mil­lar de­ferred sen­tence on Smith un­til Oc­to­ber 23 for him to seek ur­gent le­gal ad­vice.

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