Disqualified from driving for two months

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A driver went before Campbeltown Sheriff Court last week expecting to lose his driving licence.

‘He is on nine penalty points; he expects he is going to lose his licence in one form or another,’ said defence agent Kris Buchanan about his client Stuart MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, aged 37, of 3F High Street, Campbeltown, admitted careless driving on the A83 near Westport on March 10 when he overtook in close proximity to a bend.

The car he overtook was an unmarked traffic police car, procurator fiscal depute James Dunbar said.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes was told MacKenzie was employed as an overhead line engineer and works all over the country.

Sheriff Hughes said that because of extenuating circumstances placed before the court regarding MacKenzie, he would limit the disqualification from six to two months and would impose a fine of £1,500.