Man drove car at partner following row

A man was arrested after he deliberately swerved a car towards his partner and two of her friends who were walking by the road.

Jamie Floyd, 22, admitted deliberately driving the car towards them after falling out with the woman.

All four had been at the pub for the evening, but had later returned to his partner’s address in Mossbank where Floyd had also been staying.

She and her friends left the house after the argument developed. But Floyd went after them in the car, and threatened to drive through her house.

He drove off, but on encountering them again, he swerved deliberately towards them.

The police were called and Floyd was dealt with.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today, procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Floyd, whose new address was given as the Sella Ness accommodation facility, was found not to be over the drink driving limit.

He said that meant it was difficult to attribute Floyd’s behaviour to alcohol.

Honorary sheriff Arnold Duncan deferred sentence for reports and released Floyd on bail, with a special condition he stay away from his victims.

He also disqualified him from driving in the meantime.

He told him: “I’ve listened carefully to what both the procurator fiscal and your solicitor have said with regard to this incident. I am taking the step of deferring sentence on this matter and calling for social background reports, so the court can know how best to deal with it.”

Floyd will appear in court again on 16th May.


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