Don’t Lie When Asked To Name The Driver

Question:

Suspended jail sentence for attempting to pervert the course of justice!

Woman pretended she was abroad at the time of the offence and therefore stated she was not and could not have been the driver and couldn’t name the driver.

Not a client of ours we hasten to add…!

If you need help with dealing with a request for driver information – come to us first before getting yourself into deeper water. We can often advise on a more sensible approach and still help you avoid losing your licence if its at risk….

Extract of news article;

Woman ordered to pay £3,700 for trying to avoid A127 speeding fine

A WOMAN who tried to avoid a speeding fine by forging documents has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Helen Taylor even pretended she was on holiday at the time the speed camera went off.

Yesterday, Southend Crown Court heard Taylor’s car activated the speed camera on the A127 at Laindon, on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The 54-year-old, of Clifford Bridge Road, Binley, in the West Midlands, appeared for the first day of her trial and pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

The court heard she tried to get away with not paying the penalty by claiming she was abroad and had even forged documents to the court.

Investigating officer PC Rob Brettell said: This case proves once again the lengths to which some people will go to avoid a speeding fine and driving licence endorsement.

More and more people are being dealt with at crown court for offences which have only come about after they have lied.

We know all the excuses to try to avoid a fixed penalty. Therefore, this should be a clear warning we are not prepared to tolerate such behaviour and will always be rigorous in investigating such matters.

For perverting the course of justice, Taylor was handed a six-month jail term, suspended for two years.

  • For the original speeding offence, she had her driving licence endorsed with six points and was given a £700 fine. She was ordered to pay £3,000 in costs.

Article From www.echo-news.co.uk



About Dominic Smith

With a comprehensive knowledge of Uk motoring law, Dominic is an invaluable member of the Patterson Law team his specialist areas include; - drink-driving - failing to name driver - failing to stop - failing to report - special reasons arguments
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