Former cab boss with a history of convictions denied latest bid to become a cabbie in Dunbartonshire

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A former cab boss with a chequered past and who has served three separate jail terms has had his latest bid to be granted a cab driver’s licence rejected by West Dunbartonshire Council.

During the council's latest licensing and regulatory committee meeting, members refused the application made by Scott Brownlie.

The 53-year-old has previously told councillors he was keen to “improve his life” by working as a cabbie.

The first time Mr Brownlie completed an application to drive cabs in West Dunbartonshire was back in 2017 while on licence for a conviction.

According to a report by the Daily Record, Brownlie, a former secretary of Clydebank TOA Taxis, has previous convictions going back to the early 1990s.

He has served three jail terms, including one for conspiracy to assault and rob, and was tagged when he was freed three years ago.

The committee previously heard from police, who put together a written statement, of how Brownlie rammed a stationary police vehicle.

The decision was made to not grant Mr Brownlie a taxi/private hire licence on the grounds that he is not fit-and-proper to hold one.

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