Motorist banned after trial

A motorist has been banned for 18 months and ordered to pay an £800 fine following a trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Darron Smith, 35, of Norhavn, Upper Hillside, Gulberwick, will have to resit the extended driving test before he can get his licence back.

He denied driving at excessive speed and repeatedly entering the opposing carriageway to overtake other vehicles when it was unsafe to do so.

However, sheriff Philip Mann convicted Smith, who has a conviction for drink driving against his name, of the offence.

• See Friday’s Shetland Times for full report.


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