Hi, I have been caught speeding today 81mph in a 50mph limit by a police officer with a hand held laser gun. The officer stopped me and issued a ticket but his printer did not work.
He said he did not want to report me for the offence and would prefer to deal with the case via fixed penalty offer and would post the ticket through my letterbox at some point during the day.
The officer that stopped me was called PC x but the ticket says it was issued by PC x. Is this allowed as I would have thought the officer that stopped me would have to issue the ticket?
The offer of a fixed penalty is at the discretion of the police. You should never have been told that there was a chance of a fixed penalty offer because the speed was way too high. There is nothing that you can do if the police retract the offer, you just need to sit and wait for the summons to arrive.
You are going to be at risk of a discretionary ban for that speed I’m afraid.
You are in the top bracket of the magistrates sentencing guidelines.
Have you got any points already? If so, how many?
I can help you with this matter if you tell me more about why you need to drive.