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Grieving Ross-shire man narrowly avoids driving ban after doing more than 100mph on the A9 on the Black Isle


By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.
The Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A ROSS man who was caught doing more than 100mph on the A9 had been going for a drive to clear his head after the death of a close family member, Inverness Sheriff Court has heard.

Stuart Sproul (23), of Davies Drive in Alness, was fined £300 and had eight penalty points added to his licence after admitting careless driving.

The offence occurred on the Black Isle near Arpafeelie on June 25, 2019. He was caught by a police speed trap.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told yesterday (Wednesday) that Sproul told police: “Stupid driving. I should have been more sensible..”

Solicitor John MacColl told Sheriff Margaret Neilson of the family bereavement and asked the court not to disqualify Sproul, although he already three points on his licence.

Sproul, who earns only £650 a month was fined £300 and had eight penalty points added to his licence. One more driving offence would mean 12 points and a six month ban under the totting up procedure.



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