Uncooperative driver is fined and banned

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Uncooperative Killamarsh driver is fined and banned

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, September 18, how Patricia Holden, 57, of Cherry Tree Drive, Killamarsh, was convicted for failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver alleged to have committed two speeding offences.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “An enforcement officer carried out checks on Creswell Road, Clowne, and saw a Toyota vehicle driving at 45mph in a 30mph zone. No response was received from the defendant to a notice and a reminder was sent and no response was received. On the same day as the first speeding offence, driving in the opposite direction at Clowne, a car was recorded driving at 37mph in a 30mph zone. Again there was no response to a prosecution and a reminder was sent and again no response was received.”

Holden was previously convicted in her absence for failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle alleged to have committed offences after the incidents in February. Holden was originally convicted in her absence on August 26 and she claimed she had not received case papers and did not know about the case.

A summons was sent for a new court date but Holden said she did not know about this either and she said that later she sent a letter because she had had to go to a funeral but the court did not receive this until after the August 26 hearing.

During the September 18 sentencing hearing, magistrates fined Holden £235 and ordered her to pay a £23.50 victim surcharge and £170 costs. She was also given 12 points on her licence and was disqualified from diving for 12 months.