Rothesay man admits to driving without due care and attention

A local man pleaded guilty at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday to driving without due care and attention following an incident in which his car overturned on a country road.

Thomas John Connor (21) address given as 28 St Brides Road, Rothesay, admitted that he had driven his car in excess of the 60mph speed restriction on the A844 near to Ascog on March 12 of this year.

The accused had been travelling to work and upon approaching a bend in the road, failed to brake in time and lost control of the vehicle, with the car flipping before coming to rest on all four wheels.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson said: “In view of the circumstances, I will endorse your licence with eight penalty points, with a fine of £180.

* A Rothesay man pleaded guilty at Rothesay Sheriff Court to acting in a threatening manner towards his partner over her use of a social networking site.

Michael James Mitchell (32), address given as 4 Deanhood Place, admitted that he had made various comments to his partner between June 3 and 4 relating to what he believed was excessive use of Facebook, further adding that he thought she was using the site to talk to other men.

Mitchell’s agent, Ms Rafferty, told the court that the accused’s partner had, that morning, handed her a letter which stated the relationship is over, but requested that special bail conditions currently in place be lifted to allow him regular access to his son.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson deferred sentence for six months.