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22-Jan-15, 17:54
Careless speed could have cost lorry driver his job

A MOTORIST who reached a speed of 93mph in a 60mph limit on the A99 was said to have put his livelihood as a lorry driver at risk.
Robert Miller, 48, was driving his wife's car when he was clocked by police near Thrumster, on May 30, last year, the court at Wick was told.
He admitted a charge of careless driving at an excessive speed.
Solicitor Pauline Chapman successfully appealed to Sheriff Andrew Berry not to ban Miller who already has six penalty points on his licence for road traffic offences.
She added: "The accused appreciates that life in the fast lane can have consequences".
Sheriff Andrew Berry said he was persuaded, only just, not to disqualify Miller and imposed five penalty points on his licence, warning him that it was imperative there was no further offending as it would mean automatic disqualification under the totting-up procedure.
Miller, of Clashvalley, Dunbeath, will also require to carry out 75 hours unpaid community work.

Assault trial

A THURSO man is to stand trial on a charge of assault.
Brian Cardosi, 51, denies repeatedly punching Robert Grace on his head, at a house in the town, on August 12 last year.
Cardosi, of 7 Brabster Street, Thurso, will return to court for his trial on February 3.

Alleged attack on woman

A THURSO man has been accused of a serious assault on a woman.
William McPhee, 52, of 1 Trostan Road, in the town, appeared on indictment and pleaded not guilty.
The indictment alleges he pushed Marwin Roberts to the ground, whereby she struck her head, pinned her down, sat astride her, seized her by the neck and compressed her throat restricting her breathing, all to her injury and permanent injury and danger to her life.
The assault is said to have taken place at a house in Henderson Street, Thurso on June 2, last year.
Arrangements for the trial and date will be finalised at a hearing on February 5.

Curfew breacher claimed he was delivering presents

A TEENAGER who breached a curfew told on Christmas Day told police that the reason he wasn't at home was because he claimed he was delivering presents.
Dominic Long admitted the breach of the 7pm-7am daily curfew when he appeared from custody . He also pleaded guilty to an additional charge of reset.
Police called at Long's home at 7 Ormlie Crescent, in Thurso, on December 25 to check that he was abiding by the terms of his curfew. An occupant answered the door and officers who conducted a search but found no trace of the accused.
The police returned the following night and while speaking to Long noticed a Playstation games unit and a laptop which matched the description of items which had been stolen.
Long was remanded in custody until February 6 for a background report.