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24-Nov-16, 09:59
Woman escapes serious consequences

A SHERIFF has admonished a young woman who refused to co-operate with police as to the identity of drinks-driver suspect.
After being warned by Sheriff Andrew Berry a fortnight ago about the serious consequences that might follow, Stacey Bremner, 26, reconsidered her position and subsequently gave the police some information.
Wick Sheriff Court was told previously that police had been conducting inquiries in the early hours of April 16, about a report of a car being driven erratically at Mill Lade, Carnaby Road, Wick, in the early hours of April 16.
Bremner had been observed running along behind the vehicle which was later found by the police abandoned.
As registered keeper of the car, Bremner of 48 Kennedy Terrace, Wick, was interviewed by officers but told them she wasn't going to be a grass. She subsequently admitted refusing to disclose the name of the driver.
In court yesterday, however, fiscal Fraser Matheson reported that while Bremner wasn't sure about who had been driving, she was able to give the full name of one person who was in the car at time and added there were two others present whom she didn't know.
Sheriff Berry told Bremner she would have saved a lot of trouble had she volunteered the information in the first place.
The sheriff said that the unknown driver would have become aware of the proceedings against Bremner and went on: "There are some truly spineless people in society who would leave others having to attend court and face potential conseqences. There was a time when such people would have gone to the police and accepted responsibility and not allowed others to suffer but I suspect these days are long gone".