Fine for Alness man who hurled abuse at taxi driver in Inverness

Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Sam McKevitt, of Braeface, was “so drunk that he couldn’t stand, far less speak”

A Christmas Eve night on the town proved costly when a 23-year-old Alness man fell out with a taxi driver.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Sam McKevitt, of Braeface, was “so drunk that he couldn’t stand, far less speak” when he got into a cab in Inverness city centre.

The court heard the driver asked him for his address and he replied: “106 boom boom boom.”

But the driver was not amused and despite repeated attempts to find out where McKevitt wanted to go, he stopped and McKeviit got out of the vehicle.

Fiscal depute Fiona Murray told the court that McKevitt was then abusive and offensive towards the driver, making a prejudiced comment about him being a Muslim.

Defence agent Clare Russell said the taxi driver then made an offensive comment about her client’s mother.

“But that was no excuse for what went before.” she added.

Sheriff David Sutherland fined McKevitt £500.

source: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/1501620/fine-for-alness-man-who-hurled-abuse-at-taxi-driver-in-inverness/