Driver jailed for fatal car crash
A 53-year-old man whose “careless” driving resulted in the death of a motorcyclist has been jailed by a sheriff for 12 months.
James Kiltie, of Shortridge Court, Dumfries, was also banned from driving for two years.
Kiltie was sentenced at Dumfries Sheriff Court after previously admitting careless driving on the A711 road on the day of the crash in 2017.
The court heard previously that he had turned and crossed into a side road forcing motorcyclist Michael Cloy to take evasive action.
Mr Cloy’s bike collided with a van and he died at the scene from multiple injuries.
Sheriff Brian Mohan viewed a custodial sentence as appropriate.
Kiltie was also ordered to re-sit a test before regaining a driving licence.
A 25-year-old woman has been accused in court at Dumfries of stealing £4,890.
Llinos Price, of George Street, Dumfries, admitted committing the theft at the Crown Filling Station in Queen Street, Castle Douglas, and elsewhere in the region between February 14 and March 6.
Sheriff Kenneth Robb deferred sentence for background reports to April 24. An 81-year-old motorist has been accused in court of driving dangerously on the A75 near Crocketford.
Kenmure Russell, of Anderson Place, Castle Douglas, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence last September.
He is alleged to have failed to keep a proper lookout near the entrance to the Loch Inn, attempted to carry out an overtaking manoeuvre while his vehicle was being overtaken causing the other driver to take evasive action to avoid a collision, driving too close to it and with his headlights on full beam. Trial has been set for July.
Trial has been set for June at Dumfries Sheriff Court in a case in which a 46-year-old man is accused of behaving in a threatening manner towards his partner at Auchenlarie Holiday Park.
Steven Stewart, from Glasgow, pleaded not guilty to shouting and swearing and acting in an aggressive manner while in possession of a knife in February.
Sentence was deferred to the trial on a further charge, which he admitted, of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner between Auchenlarie and Dumfries, making threats of violence and acting in an aggressive manner towards police officers and kicking and striking his head against the side of the police vehicle.