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Fine for driver who hit pedestrian at John O'Groats car event

By Court Reporter

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A Cambridgeshire driver who struck a pedestrian while leaving a car park at John O'Groats has been fined £600.

Matthew Laraway was also banned from driving for a year when he pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Lawaway (33) accelerated harshly, causing the rear of his vehicle to swing out onto the opposite side of the A99. It skidded sideways and collided with Luke Phelan, who suffered bruising to one of his legs.

Mr Phelan was said to have received compensation of £198 through an insurance claim.

The accident occurred on September 23 last year, when Laraway, of Eayre Court, St Neots, was attending a car event at John O'Groats.

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