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Driver sentenced for perverting course of justice

[A] man who attempted to twice dodge paying a speeding fine has been jailed for six months.

Jordan Notley, aged 23, of Neidpath Court, Craigievar Wynd, Edinburgh, was sentenced yesterday (8th May) at Carlisle Crown Court for two counts of perverting the course of justice.

In December 2016 a van was caught speeding by a speed camera on the A69 in Warwick Bridge. Notley, the registered keeper of the vehicle, sent correspondence to the Central Ticket Office stating that it could not have been him as the van was off the road at the time of the offence. He accompanied this with what turned out to be a doctored image of his van.

In April 2017 the same vehicle was clocked speeding on the A66 at Kirkby Thore. Once again Notley claimed the van was off the road and sent in a photograph with a different front grille.

Inspector Steve Minnikin, Mobile Support Group, said: “This case and subsequent period of imprisonment is reflective of certain members of society not willing to accept their responsibilities and engaging in what is nothing short of a criminal activity to cover their tracks.

“What may have been seen as an easy option in the past or something people just do like an exaggerated house insurance claim is simply not true anymore. It is form of fraud and a criminal offence and all for trying to dodge in some cases a relatively minor speeding or other road traffic offence.

“We have experienced and specialised officers who robustly investigate and bring these offenders to justice.

“The message is simple – don’t do it. We will find you out and you can answer to the criminal justice system for a far more serious offence, which may ultimately cost you your job or livelihood. Nobody wants to see that happen.”

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