Dangerous Driving, Glasgow JP Court, 8 June 2015
Our client faced a conviction for dangerous driving. The allegation was that he rode his Harley Davidson motorbike on the pavement of a busy street in Glasgow city centre at speeds of up to 25mph. Our client accepted that he was on the pavement after unsuccessfully trying to park his bike at at adjacent bike stand and trundled slowly up the pavement until he was able to turn. Careful analysis of the limited CCTV footage together with a locus attendance meant that we were able to establish that our client did indeed ‘trundle’ at speeds in the region of 6mph, in the almost total absence of civilians – in other words, hardly dangerous. In the event our research was not necessary as the Crown tried to move to adjourn the trial in face of its difficulties. We successfully opposed this motion and the case was thereafter deserted simpliciter.