Man charged with series of offences stays in custody

A Mossbank resident has been remanded after appearing from custody on a string of charges at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Grant Huntingdon, 27, of Sandside, was accused of taking and driving away a motorbike from King Haakon Street while unfit to drive through drugs or alcohol on Friday 27th May.

He was also accused of dangerous driving, taking a corner between Burgh Road and Scalloway Road in Lerwick too fast and driving into the path of a car and forcing it to make an emergency stop, before clipping the kerb with the result that he was thrown off the bike and knocked out.

Huntingdon was also accused of driving while banned from holding a licence, driving with no insurance and failing to give specimens of breath and blood at the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

He was also alleged to have acted in a threatening and abusive manner in hospital, shouting, swearing and threatening violence to police officers and their families.

Huntington, representing himself, pleaded not guilty to a total of eight charges.

Honorary Sheriff Arnold Duncan turned down his application for bail and ordered him remanded in custody until an intermediate diet on 21st June, with a trial date set for 23rd June.


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