Speeding driver's car was faulty

A SUFFOLK driver caught speeding has held onto his licence because his car was faulty.

A SUFFOLK driver caught speeding has held onto his licence because his car was faulty.

Lorry driver, Robin Scoones, had been driving a Peugeot car on the A14 at Haughley when a speed camera flashed because he was travelling at 58 miles per hour in a 50 limit.

A fixed penalty and three points would have made Scoones a “totter” due to previous penalty points on his licence for speeding and ignoring traffic signs and this would have resulted in disqualification.

The 48-year-old of Holyrood Close, Ipswich took his car to a garage and discovered the car's speedometer was under reading.


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He pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court to speeding and said the extra points on his licence would result in his loss of employment.

Magistrates' found there were mitigating circumstances and special reasons for the offence which happened on July 9 last year.

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No points were added to his licence and he was given an absolute discharge.

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