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Ex Scotland goalie loses licence

By Fiona Reid
Ex Scotland goalie loses licence

FORMER Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram had to accept defeat when he lost his licence despite an extra time plea in a court.

For the 51-year-old who had been caught speeding at 45 mph in a 30 limit had put forward a plea at an exceptional hardship hearing before Dumfries JP Court that the loss of his licence would affect his charity work.
He claimed that he needed his car to attend events such as charity football matches, after dinner speeches and other events to enable him to return home.
He told the Justices: “The places and times make it impossible to rely on public transport.”
Goram, who was living in Rutherglen at the time, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to committing the speeding offence on the A11 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road in April.
He had been heading to a charity event in Dalbeattie when he was pulled over.
Solicitor Roger College said that Goram already had nine penalty points on his licence and stressed: “This man has thrown himself into charity work and the concern is that he will not be able to keep up his commitments if he loses his licence.”
The Justices, however, fined him £100 and imposed three points and disqualification for six months under the totting up procedures.


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