Woman to be sentenced for careless driving

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich woman who has admitted careless driving and an offence of wounding will be sentenced next month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court for a plea hearing today (Friday) was Nicola Tucker, 50, of Fountains Road, Ipswich, who denied an offence of dangerous driving but pleaded guilty to a less serious charge of careless driving.

The offence was committed on November 30 last year when Tucker was driving a Nissan Pixo Acenta in Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

She also admitted an offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Ryan Simmonds on the same date.

Tucker denied a further charge of causing serious injury by careless driving and prosecuting counsel, Joanne Eley said the pleas to careless driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm were acceptable.


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Paul Donegan, for Tucker, asked the court to consider passing a suspended prison sentence on his client.

Adjourning sentence on Tucker until the week commencing October 1 for a pre-sentence report, Judge John Devaux asked for an updated victim impact statement to be obtained from Mr Simmonds.

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Tucker’s unconditional bail was renewed.

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