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Wick man smashed windscreen with sandbag after scuffle with driver

By Court Reporter

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Following a brush with a driver, Adrian Stubbings threw a sandbag at the vehicle's windscreen, Wick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday.

Stubbings (27) admitted causing the damage and was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Sheriff Jo Platt was told that the two men entered into a discussion after the driver stopped his car in High Street, Wick, on January 22. The driver got out of his vehicle and a scuffle ensued.

Fiscal Naomi Duffy-Welsh said that Stubbings then disappeared and returned with the sandbag which he threw at the windscreen of the car, smashing it.

Solicitor Meighan Anderson said that the accused had had too much to drink and accepted responsibility for his actions.

She said that Stubbings, of Nicolson Street, Wick, had a record of offending and she continued: "He needs to learn to walk away from such situations."

Sheriff Platt, who saw a background report on Stubbings, said that features that "shone out from it" were the accused's lack of insight into his impulsiveness and his abuse of alcohol.

In addition to the unpaid work imposed, Stubbings was made subject to the Designer Skills Programme.

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