Motoring offender is banned from the road and must pay over £1,000

A motorist who failed to give the identification of a driver alleged to have committed a motoring offence has been banned from the road and ordered to pay over £1,000.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on March 19 how Mohammed Rehman, 64. was requested to provide information about the identity of the driver of a Volkswagen which was allegedly involved in a motoring offence in Ripley.

Court hearing

Court hearing

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop explained Rehman, of Whiteways Close, Sheffield, had originally been alerted that a VW Passat had been spotted speeding on the M1 northbound carriageway at 88mph in a 50mph zone in April, 2017, and he was asked who the driver had been.

However, there was no initial response from Rehman, according to Mrs Allsop, but following a subsequent not guilty plea he was convicted in his absence for failing to identify the driver of the vehicle alleged to have been involved in the motoring offence.

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The court heard that the speeding matter was withdrawn because there was no proof Rehman had been driving.

Magistrates fined Rehman £660 and ordered him to pay a £66 victim surcharge and £310 costs.

He was also disqualified from driving for six months after the court also considered the number of penalty points on Rehman’s driving licence.