Careless Camelon driver hit in the pocket after crashing brother's car

A young motorist got behind the wheel to help out a friend but only travelled a short distance when he crashed into a parked vehicle causing £700 worth of damage.

By Court Reporter
Thursday, 7th January 2021, 3:04 pm

Adam Marshall (21) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court this afternoon having pled guilty to careless driving in Grange Avenue, Falkirk on December 27 last year.

At an earlier appearance Sheriff Derek Hamilton showed his annoyance over the Crown Office failing to ascertain the cost of the damage caused by Marshall.

“The Crown has been asked to get the information and the Crown does nothing about it,” he said at the time.

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Marshall appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court after admitting careless driving

Sentence was deferred until today.

Defence solicitor Martin Morrow said: “He had gone to help a friend. It’s a short distance – he shouldn’t have done it.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston banned Marshall, 129 Carmuirs Avenue, Camelon, from driving for eight months, fined him £355 and ordered him to pay £300 compensation.