Bo’ness motorists ‘momentary lapse of concentration’ costs him £450

A driver collided with another car and then abandoned his vehicle and walked off without giving details to the other motorist.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:45 am

Andrew Gray, 49 Livingston Drive, Bo’ness, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to driving without due care and attention on Dean Road, Bo’ness and failing to stop and give details on April 11 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Ann Orr said: “The witness was driving her vehicle and saw the accused’s vehicle coming towards her on the wrong side of the road. It collided with the rear driver side of her car and she saw the accused’s vehicle come to a stop further up the road.

“The accused and a passenger then exited the vehicle and he made off.”

Gray was later tracked down and charged.

Murray Aitken, defence solicitor, said the accident on the road was a “momentary loss of concentration” on Gray’s part.

Sheriff John Mundy fined Gray £450 to be paid back at £30 per fortnight and eight points were added to his licence.