The Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court convicted Carti of the charges and slapped him with a nearly $1,000 fine: $570 for the alleged assault and about $350 for the bus
The entire conflict started after the tour bus stopped working while
Alistair MacLeish, one of the men who was in the replacement bus, told the court he had witnessed Carti assault the original driver.
“I saw things being thrown around the tour bus and then a man ran across and punched the driver on the face, cutting him and knocking his glasses off,” MacLeish said. “It was the accused Carter who had been standing with a group but as two guys tried to restrain him he wriggled past them ran across and punched the driver who stumbled back.”
Carti admitted to damaging the bus, but denied the assault.