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If you are going to tailgate vehicles in front of you for more than four miles, overtake and then drive away at speed it is best if you don’t do this to an unmarked police car.
A 63-year-old van driver found this out to his cost – £450 and six points on his licence – when he appeared before Campbeltown Sheriff Court last week and admitted careless driving.
It was van driver Paul Francis Rosier ‘s first appearance in court.
Rosier, of 7 Rosebank Place, Locherbie, admitted driving carelessly on the A83 between West Loch Hotel and Glenbarr.
Procurator fiscal depute David Glancy said that two detectives were heading towards Campbeltown in an unmarked car on April 10 last year.
They were so concerned by the standard of Rosier’s driving after he tailgated them, and did the same to another vehicle before speeding off, that they called uniformed colleagues, who set off from Campbeltown and stopped the van at Glenbarr.
Rosier’s defence agent said that the van driver ‘very much regrets what happened’.
Sheriff Patrick Hughes told Rosier that road users should be courteous.