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Inverness motorist who caused crash volunteers to pay compensation


By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Gary Aitken.
Sheriff Gary Aitken.

A motorist who caused a woman to crash her car into another has saved up enough to pay the £1500 repair bill.

Patryk Boniek of Drynie Avenue, Inverness appeared before Sheriff Gary Aitken and admitted driving carelessly on September 15, 2022 on Culloden Road.

Fiscal depute Naomi Duffy-Welsh told Inverness Sheriff Court that the 24 year old had overtaken a Ford Fiesta but pulled in sharply and "slammed on the brakes".

She added: "The woman in the Fiesta behind had no time to react and she collided with another car. Her car was extensively damaged."

Sheriff Aitken said he did not have the power under the Road Traffic Act to order compensation, but Boniek's lawyer, David Patterson, said his client had saved up the money to compensate her.

The sheriff deferred sentence to December 21 to allow payment and for Boniek to provide proof.


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