Men convicted following speeding offences

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Four men have been convicted recently for failing to provide the correct information about who was driving at the time a speeding offence was committed.

Two of the men have received driving bans and the other two – a father and son – received heavy fines.

In one case, 35-year-old Jason Anthony from Nottingham failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle who was caught speeding in February 2015.

Mr Anthony received six points, which due to previous points obtained meant he was disqualified from driving for 12 months, given a £660 fine, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and court costs of £620.

In the second case, 31-year-old Osayimwense Omoregie from London failed to provide information following a speeding offence on the A13 at Aveley in June 2015. A blue Mercedes A180 was recorded speeding in excess of the 40mph limit and a number of letters informing him of the intended prosecution were sent to the registered keeper, but no response was received

Mr Omoregie received six points, but again due to previous points obtained he was disqualified from driving for six months, given a £660 fine and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and combined court costs of £350.

Father and son Gabriel Tun (24 years) and Lionel Tun (53 years) were sentenced at Colchester Magistrates’ Court following an offence on the M25 in Epping, when a silver BMW M3 was caught travelling at 95mph in a 70mph limit.

The car was registered to Gabriel Tun with his father Lionel as a named driver on the insurance policy. Both were written to, but stated they could not remember who was driving at the time of the offence.

The case was sent to court where, as the registered keeper, Gabriel Tun received six points and was ordered to pay a fine of £1,015, costs of £155 and a victim surcharge of £30. Lionel Tun received six points and was ordered to pay a £210 fine, costs of £155 and a victim surcharge of £30.

PC Daniel Cordwell, investigating officer for all cases, said:

“Speed limits are in place to keep drivers and other road users safe.

“If you are caught speeding a notice will be sent to you asking for information you are required to provide. Ignoring notices sent by the police, or delaying the process will not work and will not make the problem go away.

“If a registered keeper of a vehicle or a person who is believed to have information relating to the driver, fails to respond to letters this could result in a case going to court.
“The sentences given out in these cases represent the potential results drivers could face if they don’t comply with officers.”

25 September 2017

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