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Kirkwall man told to pay compensation or face prison

A Kirkwall man, who took a taxi without permission and crashed it into the wall outside Fusion nightclub, has been told he has one month to come up with £10,000 compensation, or face going to prison.

James Barry Reeve, 33, of Bosquoy Road, Kirkwall, had his sentence deferred until September 28, for him to provide proof he can pay the compensation to the taxi firm, but was warned by Sheriff Graeme Napier that he may also face additional penalties relating to the charges against him.

Reeve previously pleaded guilty to taking the taxi from Junction Road on June 24 and committing a catalogue of offences on Junction Road, Pickaquoy Road, and Great Western Road, including driving while unfit through drink or drugs and driving dangerously. Reeve also admitted failing to provide two breath specimens for analysis at Kirkwall Police Station.

He has been disqualified from driving in the interim.