Driver Alleged to be Travelling at 100mph Found Not Guilty of Careless Driving – Sentence 3 Penalty Points and a Band A Fine for Speeding.
Harry Bowyer represented this motorist who the police alleged was travelling at speeds of up to 100mph. The police officers had conspicuously failed to follow the procedure laid down in the NPCC guide for conducting a follow check. After a trial, where the officers were extensively cross examined as to the procedures that they should have followed and where defence expert evidence was called, the Magistrates acquitted the defendant of careless driving and convicted of speeding as, whilst they could be sure that he was speeding, they could not be sure, owing to the poor quality of the prosecution evidence, of the exact speed of the vehicle. They accordingly sentenced the defendant in the lowest sentencing bracket available to them.
Case DetailsCase Name: Driver Alleged to be Travelling at 100mph Found Not Guilty of Careless Driving – Sentence 3 Penalty Points and a Band A Fine for Speeding.
Case Date: May 2019
Case Type (info): Magistrates Court