Driver fined for scaring 
his ex-wife

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A TAXI driver from the Capital has been ordered to steer clear of West Lothian.

James Colgan, 55, who has just had his taxi licence restored by Edinburgh City Council, was found guilty of putting his ex-wife Fiona in a state of fear and alarm.

He breached a probation order by waiting at her car in Mid Calder, West Lothian, in May then staring at her before driving off.

Colgan was already under a lifelong non-harrassment order banning him from approaching his ex or going near her home in Broxburn.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard yesterday he has started a civil court action in a bid to gain access to his daughter and no longer presented a threat to his wife’s safety.

But Sheriff Donald Muirhead said he was not prepared to lift the bail ban because Colgan’s taxi licence increased the chances of him re-offending.

He told the accused: “I want to see how you behave in this completely new situation where you have the ease of coming to West Lothian and bothering your family.”

Colgan was fined £300 for breaching his probation order and had sentence deferred for six months on the breach of the peace charge.