A Scottish Ambulance Service boss who falsified an exemption certificate to avoid a speeding fine has been fined £2,000.
Susan Milby, 39, was clocked speeding twice within 40 minutes on roads in the Highlands.
She paid the first ticket. However, when a second arrived – revealing the car she was driving had been recorded by a camera van doing 81mph in a 70 limit on the A9 near Dalwhinnie – she sent a form certifying she qualified for exemption under the 1984 Road Traffic Regulation Act.
Milby, a specialist services and trauma desk manager at the Scottish Ambulance Service’s control centre in South Queensferry, claimed she was using the Scottish Ambulance Service unmarked Ford Focus for “emergency driver training”, when in fact she was on her way to a meeting.
Milby, of Long Crook, South Queensferry, admitted filling in the form using the name of her own line manager, forging his signature, and posting it to the North Safety Camera Unit offices, Dundee, in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.
Sheriff John Rafferty fined Milby, a first offender, £2,000.
He said while custody was justified,“I take into account that you have so far led a good and productive life and before this caused no bother to anyone.
“I take into account the stress you were under on the day, and the substantial loss on your salary.”
He would also not impose a tagging order or unpaid work on Milby due to her job.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Milby has been demoted to dispatcher with a salary cut of more than £15,000 a year.