Coltman v PF, Dunoon

Criminal law and evidence – Road traffic offences – Dangerous driving – Warning of intended prosecution – Corroboration of admission of being driver. Sheriff Appeal Court: Refusing an appeal against conviction by an appellant who was convicted of dangerous driving, the court held that the sheriff was entitled to find that there was corroboration of the appellant's admission to police that he was the driver of the vehicle at the material time, and that he was given a warning of intended prosecution 'at the time the offence was committed': rather than a dual or conjunctive test, there was one test for deciding whether a timeous warning was given, which was one of fact, and was simply whether, applying reasonable latitude, the warning could be said to have been given at the time of the incident.

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