The jilted love interest of a teenage girl threatened to ram her off the road after she broke up with him.
Callum Glendinning sat in the dock at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday, where he admitted to sending his then 16-year-old girlfriend a threatening text message.
The 23-year-old learner driver also admitted getting behind the wheel with insurance last November.
Glendinning, of 6 Back Street, Peterhead, had only been dating the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for a month when she met someone else.
Defence agent Leonard Burkinshaw said she had done this without telling his client that it was over.
“He was obviously somewhat upset and annoyed by this,” he said.
“There was certainly no intention to carry out any threat.”
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar told the court that the messages sent to Glendinning’s former girlfriend left her scared, and she called the police.
He added: “The complainer received various messages from the telephone number she understood to belong to the accused – threatening to ram her car off the road.”
In court papers, the charge branded the texts as “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character”.
Glendinning, who was described as being unemployed and living off benefits, was fined £420 by Sheriff Andrew Miller and banned from the roads for 12 months.
“I am going to do disqualify you from driving for 12 months,” he said.
“I recognise the distressing impact of your text messages, but I will obviously view that in its context.”
His pleas of not guilty to driving without a qualified driver or using L plates, and having no test certificate for the car, were accepted by the Crown.