A 23-year old mechanical engineer, who knocked a traffic warden's hat off after getting a ticket for parking on a single yellow line in the
street where he lived, has been fined £800.
John Page from Livingston Place in Edinburgh, pled guilty at the city's Sheriff Court to assaulting Philip Vaughan in Livingston Place on October 3, 2008.
The court heard that all the parking bays in the street were occupied and Page had parked on a single yellow line next to a resident's bay. Two parking attendants had ticketed his car and after arguing with them, Page knocked off Mr Vaughan's hat.
There was a struggle and both men fell to the ground. They were seperated by passers-by and Page left.
Mr Vaughan had some grazing to his arm, but did not require medical attention.
Page contacted the police the following day, apologising for his actions and saying he had been stupid.
His defence agent said he was very well aware he should not have acted in the manner he did. He worked off-shore and had contacted the police from Aberdeen indicating "extreme remorse" and admitting it was a stupid action towards the parking attendant.
He said that Page is not normally a man who gets himself into trouble and this incident was completely out of character.
Fining Page, Sheriff Derrick McIntyre said the warden had just been doing his job. He allowed Page to pay the fine at £40 a month.