Delivery van driver in collision with supercar on North Coast 500
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A delivery van driver tried to prevent a convoy of supercars overtaking him on the world famous NC500 and ended up colliding with an expensive McLaren.
Jason Webber, of Blackwell Avenue, Culloden was described as "obnoxious" by Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald and was told he had "no right to try to control other road users".
She fined him £640 and endorsed his licence with nine penalty points after saying she would stop short of banning him from driving.
"You will have to drive very carefully in future," Sheriff Macdonald added.
If Webber (49) commits another road traffic offence, he faces a six-month driving ban under the totting-up procedure.
He admitted a charge of careless driving at Inverness Sheriff Court, having been originally accused of dangerous driving, on the A832 near Loch Maree between Kinlochewe and Kerrysdale.
The offence occurred on April 5, 2023 when Webber spotted the convoy behind him and swerved repeatedly on to the opposite carriageway to prevent them passing him.
Fiscal depute Adele Gray told the court: "As he approached a single carriageway, he pulled into the left side of the road. The McLaren saw it as an opportunity to overtake but the van accelerated away."
The court heard there was a collision between the two and the convoy came to a stop.
Sheriff Macdonald interjected: "So he was annoyed by the supercars on the NC500."
Defending, David Patterson said: "He tried to police the road himself and had no right to do so. It was not his finest moment.
"He thought the McLaren was going to pull up alongside and misunderstood the driver's intention. He is completely ashamed and remorseful."