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Company Director Escapes Endorsement by Amendment of Charge After Failing to Provide Driver Information

This Company Director was before the Magistrates’ Court following 2 charges of failing to provide driver details following speeding offences committed in his Company vehicles (under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988). Each offence carries 6 penalty points and a fine, making him a ‘totter’ and putting his Company out of business. Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this Company Director at Court. The Prosecutor was persuaded to amend the charge to be against the Company rather than the Company Director. Where a Company is charged under s.172, no penalty points can be endorsed. Millicent persuaded the Magistrates to accept this amendment and no action was taken against the Company Director. The Company received a small fine and the business was not affected.

Case Details

Case Name: Company Director Escapes Endorsement by Amendment of Charge After Failing to Provide Driver Information
Case Date: September 2021
Case Type (info): Magistrates Court

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