25th September 2018
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Drove without insurance

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A driver who admitted to police in the back of an ambulance that he had no car insurance has been handed six penalty points and a £300 fine.

Ryan Williamson, 26, of Brakefield Road, Sandwick appeared in Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty to driving while uninsured on the A970 between Lerwick and Gulberwick on 31st December last year.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Williamson was involved in a collision with another vehicle but it was not his fault.

Williamson, a plant operator, had minor injuries and told officers in the back of the ambulance he did not have insurance to drive the vehicle.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Williams’ partner and son were both ill and he had taken the car to Lerwick despite not being named on the insurance policy.

Sheriff Philip Mann said: “This was a stupid thing to do. It has cost you dearly up to now and it is about to cost you a bit more.”

With Williamson having three points on his licence, the sheriff warned him he could be given a driving ban for any further road offences.