Driver jailed for fa­tal car crash

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

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.

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