Man causes £1000 dam­age to boy racer’s car

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Dum­fries man Ed­ward McVit­tie was so in­censed at boy rac­ers revving up in a su­per­mar­ket car par that he caused more than £1,000 dam­age to a ve­hi­cle.

The in­ci­dent flared on June 9 last year in­Tesco’s car park at Cuckoo Bridge when McVit­tie stormed across to con­front the driv­ers.

He was charged with re­peat­edly shout­ing and swear­ing, strik­ing and dam­ag­ing ve­hi­cles and ut­ter­ing threats to kill.

McVit­tie, of Lin­clu­den Road, pleaded guilty at an ear­lier hear­ing and he ap­peared in Dum­fries Sher­iff Court for sen­tenc­ing.

The court heard how McVit­tie had been of good be­hav­iour .

McVit­tie’s de­fence lawyer, Vicky Urquhart, said: “I un­der­stand the dam­age could not be seen by po­lice at night and they asked for the dam­age to be checked in the morn­ing.

“There was two small dents in the mid­dle of the bon­net and it does seem quite a vast ex­pense for two small dents in a bon­net.

“Mr McVit­tie was an­gry and up­set about young driv­ers in the area which had made the lo­cal Press on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions.

“He had con­sumed al­co­hol and after hear­ing revving en­gines which were caus­ing noise he had gone over and re­mon­strated with them.”

Sher­iff Colm Dempsey fined Mcvit­tie £150.

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