Death motorist Jamie Murray given driving ban
A car enthusiast who killed his girlfriend in a Fife car crash has been banned from driving for six years and given 275 hours of community service.
Jamie Murray, 22, was spared a prison sentence after he "showed remorse" for the death of Sara-Louise Scott by careless driving on 5 November 2010.
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard Murray lost control of his car on the A92 in Fife, between New Inn and Freuchie.
He admitted driving carelessly on 5 November 2010.
Ms Scott had been sitting in the passenger seat.
The Seat Cupra hit a verge and spun, rolling over and hitting the verge on the opposite side of the road.
Murray later wrote on his Facebook page: "Sara-Louise Scott, I will always love you and cherish you. You were the one, and I can't believe you're gone.
"You will always be in my heart and my head and there won't be one day that goes past that I won't think about you."'No malice'
Murray, from Ladybank, Fife, appeared from custody after he previously failed to turn up for social work reports saying he was "too tired", and pleaded guilty to an indictment of causing death by careless driving.
Alan Davie, defending, said that Murray "would have to live" with what happened for the rest of his life.
The court heard that Sara-Louise's family had been in contact with Murray, and they showed him "no malice", and the family were "torn" over their feelings for him.
Sheriff Grant McCulloch said: "I accept your driving was not dangerous. Had it been, then a custodial sentence would have been inevitable. But I am of the view that a custodial sentence is not necessary."
Outside court Murray's aunt, Sarah Boyter, 46, said: "Our condolences go out to her family, she will be missed a lot, especially by Jamie."
Miss Scott's sister, Lauren Reilly, 20, said: "Sara was very headstrong. It was her way or no way. She was fun, loud, happy, and always smiling.
"That's how I'd like people to remember her. Not as the girl who died in that crash. When I see pictures of the mangled car it really upsets me."