A motorist who admitted driving carelessly on the A82 near Ballachulish has been banned from driving for five months.
Craig Fyfe, 40, of Mitchell Gardens in Kirkintilloch, overtook vehicles before a bend causing traffic coming in the opposite direction to pull into the side and brake sharply.
Fort William Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Fyfe was travelling southbound on the A82 near St John’s Church on the outskirts of Ballachulish when the incident happened on August 25 last year.
Procurator Fiscal Martina Eastwood said: “A HGV was travelling northbound at the time and a marked police car was behind the lorry. When the HGV driver approached a bend in the road, he had to pull over and brake sharply as the accused’s vehicle was in his lane.
“All the other vehicles behind the lorry also had to brake heavily.
“The police car followed the accused and stopped him at Ballachulish.”
Fyfe’s solicitor, Stephen Kennedy, said: “There is a long straight stretch prior to the bend. He started to overtake on the straight part of the road, but couldn’t complete the manoeuvre before the bend.
“He is aware he will be disqualified under the totting up procedure.”
Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald took into account Fyfe’s guilty plea and banned him from driving for five months instead of six. He was also fined £325.