Former police chief fined £400 after driving conviction

Norma Graham

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FIFE’S former Chief Constable has been found guilty of careless driving.

Norma Graham, who retired from her £120,000 a year post in August last year, was fined £400 and given seven penalty points following a trial at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Graham (50), had denied driving without due care and attention and without reasonable consideration on February 7, 2012, on the B922 Cluny to Kinglassie Road.

She further denied failing to keep her vehicle under proper control. She had been driving an Audi which collided with a Renault Clio driven by Hannah Shedden, on a back road in Fife last February, leaving her with serious injuries.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Graham told the court that she had driven to the road conditions on the freezing winter morning but had not slowed from her usual speed as she crested the hill.

She claimed her steering wheel had locked as she headed straight for Miss Shedden’s car.

Previously, physiotherapist Miss Shedden described how she had left her home on the morning of February 7 last year to drive to work.

But seconds after leaving, she saw Graham’s dark blue Audi coming towards her travelling on the wrong side of the road.

As a result of the crash, Miss Shedden broke her collar bone, had surgery on her left knee and had to take four months off work to recover.

After a two-day trial, Sheriff Grant McCulloch found Graham guilty.