Campbeltown Justice of the Peace court, January 7, 2019

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Bellochantuy speeding

A Campbeltown driver who pleaded guilty by letter to driving at 86mph on the A83 was fined £200 at Monday’s Justice of the Peace court.

Samantha Mackenzie, 50, of 62 Sound of Kintyre, Campbeltown, was also given three penalty points in relation to the offence at Corputechan Farm Road end, on October 22 last year.

Van driver pleaded guilty

A Glasgow driver admitted driving at 71mph in a van, for which the highest allowed speed is 50mph, on the A83 at Corputechan Farm Road end.

Justin John Cahhill, 29, of 5 Rhindmuir Drive, Ballieston, Glasgow, was stopped by police on October 31 last year.

Justice of the Peace Margaret McDowall fined Cahhill £200 and ordered three points to be put on his licence.

90mph driver fined

A 21-year-old with 11 points on his licence was told, ‘You have no where to go’, after being given another three at Campbeltown JP court.

Aiden William Laing, of 51 High Street, Campbeltown, who was stopped by police on October 25 last year, pleaded guilty to driving at 90mph near Glencraigs Farm on the A83.

In reply to the citation, Laing said: ‘No explanations are needed I was being stupid and I drove too fast.’

Before fining Laing £200, JP Margaret McDowall said: ‘Is there any reason why I should not disqualify you this morning?

‘This has you sitting on 11 points on your licence – you have no where to go.’

Hardship hearing

JP Margaret McDowall set February 4 for an exceptional hardship hearing when a driver changed her plea to guilty of failing to have insurance.

Earlier procurator fiscal depute Eoin McGinty told the court that Louise Bradley, 32, of 21 John Street, Campbeltown, had been stopped by police in Saddell Street, on August 21 last year,  for having a defective brake light.

Checks on the police national computer revealed that Bradley did not have insurance in place for the vehicle and she was charged with that offence.

During the hearing on Monday, JP Mrs McDowall said she hoped solicitor Ruben Murdanaigum would attend the hardship hearing on behalf of his client.