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    Default Cases from yesterday's court session

    Accused spat in police constable's eye

    POLICE who went to help a a young woman in Thurso late one night got an expected response.

    Shauna Cassidy, 20, was under the influence of drink, in Ormlie Road, Thurso, and shouted and swore at the officers who had "no option" but to arrest her, Wick Sheriff Court heard yesterday.
    Cassidy's behaviour at Wick police station didn't improve. She again shouted and swore, saying she was going to "slaughter all of you" and spat in an officer's eye.
    David Barclay, prosecuting, said that a pattern of late-night offending by the accused appeared to be emerging and some sort of intervention would be required, in the public interest.
    Cassidy, of 26 Carindhuna Terrace, Wick, admitted charges of assault and threatening or abusive behaviour, on November 8. She will be sentenced on Janurary 9 after Sheriff Andrew Berry considers a background report and will be subject to a 7pm-7am daily curfew meantime.
    In a separate case, the sheriff told a man who spat on the window of his ex-girlfriend's home. that such disgusting acts never failed to amaze him.
    The accused Cameron Gibson, 21, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour, and a record and was fined 200.
    The court was told that the incident incurred when Gibson, of 10 Bexley Tr, Wick, was heading home after a night out, on November 5, last year, but he remembered nothing about it.
    The spitting was observed by his ex-partner who lives in Huddart Street, Wick. Gibson was said to have accepted the relationship was over and had moved on.

    Fine line between careless and dangerous driving consequences says sheriff

    THE SHERIFF said yesterday that there was "the finest of lines" between careless driving and the type that causes death.
    Sheriff Berry was speaking after hearing how Thomas Nutter, 28, lost control of his car on the A9 near Scrabster, on August 13, demolished two walls and crashed into a shed.
    The court at Wick, heard that Nutter of 28 Kennedy Terrace, Wick, overcorrected after running into a puddle of water. It was stated that the fact the vehicle had three defective tyres might have been a contributing factor. A passenger sustained a minor injury.
    Nutter, of 28 Kennedy Terrace, Wick admitted careless driving and the tyres defects and was fined 320. He also incurred six penalty points which was said to have brought him "within a whisker" of disqualification.
    Solicitor Fiona MacDonald said that Nutter was driving home after a work shift at the time. His own car was out of commission and he got the loan of his sister's vehicle to tide him over.

    Sheriff Berry referred to the "finest of lines" between careless driving, and dangerous driving which usually ended up in the High Court for drivers and a substantial prison sentence.

    Last edited by Nwicker60; 13-Dec-14 at 10:02.

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