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A JURA electrician already disqualified from driving was handed a further six-month ban by a Campbeltown sheriff. Noel Byrne, 52, of 10 Woodside, Craighouse, was stopped by police at 2.20pm on March 13, when a constable recognised him as a disqualified driver.
Byrne pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while disqualified and a further charge of having no valid insurance.
Byrne’s defence solicitor said that his client is working on the luxury golf resort project and had arrived at work but left his tools behind and had gone to fetch them.
Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC said that it seemed unlikely he was going for his tools in the middle of the afternoon.
Taking a chance
Sheriff Anderson added: ‘I have no doubt he was just taking a chance.’
The court was told Byrne earns £3,500 a month and offered to pay any fine at £100 per month.
Byrne was disqualified for six months to show the disapproval of the court that he was driving while banned and fined £400. He was fined an additional £400 for having no insurance and given two months to pay.