A police officer who crashed into another car after driving at 149mph on his way to deal with a diesel spill will not be fined or lose his licence.
PC Jacob Marshall was found guilty of careless driving earlier this month after his Central Scotland Police Volvo clipped a private car on the M9.
But a sheriff said “special circumstances” would mean he would merely be admonished.
Marshall, 31, had originally faced a charge of dangerous driving.
He was found guilty of the lesser offence of careless driving after a two-day trial at Falkirk Sheriff Court.
Love to see people with common sense, in this case the sheriff, making the self-important prigs in charge of us eat shit…
I have said it before-there is NOTHING more dangerous than driving to a job at speed… even the best drivers have problems. We don’t do it for fun-we do it because we have learned the lessons of the past…
Seconds can make the difference between saving someone’s life and them loosing it.
Or as Al Swearengen might say, “Idiots not learning the lessons of previous encounters with death are prone to making incorrect judgements instead of shutting the fuck up…and making way for those of us that don’t…”
Too true Al, too true…