Banned driver faces jail term

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A banned driver who took to the wheel and drove dangerously away from police could be facing a custodial sentence.

Peter Henderson, 32, of Kalliness admitted driving while unfit through drink or drugs on 29th November when he appeared from custody today before sheriff Philip Mann.

He also pleaded guilty to trying to pervert the course of justice by hiding from officers in hillside vegetation.

Henderson tendered the pleas at an intermediate diet in Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Sentence on Henderson was deferred until next month for background reports. He had been taken into custody after first appearing in relation to the complaints.

At today’s hearing no application was made for bail and he was remanded until his next appearance on 6th February.

Sheriff Mann told him: “Uppermost in my mind must be a custodial sentence for the public interest. Before I can impose a custodial sentence I need to get a criminal justice social work report. I can’t say a custodial sentence is inevitable but it will be uppermost in my mind.”