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Parts manager banned after dangerous Ross-shire A9 overtake


By Gregor White


Inverness Sheriff Court.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..Tourists outside Inverness Sheriff Court at the castle.
Inverness Sheriff Court.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..Tourists outside Inverness Sheriff Court at the castle.

A 28 year old vehicle parts manager who carried out a hazardous overtake in Ross-shire was fined £750 and ordered to sit an extended driving test before he gets back behind the wheel.

Marc-Andrew Davidson, of Smithon Villas, Inverness, was also banned from driving for a year after admitting dangerous driving on the A9 near the Cromarty Bridge on June 29 last year.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that his black Seat overtook two other cars in the face of oncoming traffic. Two vehicles on either side of the road had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Davidson's manoeuvre was filmed on a dash-cam and he was reported to police.

Fiscal depute Susan Love told the court that the cars both had to brake and swerve into their respective sides of the carriageway to allow Davidson's to safely complete his overtake.



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