Police share Rugby woman's 'bonkers' response to speeding ticket - The Rugby Observer

Police share Rugby woman's 'bonkers' response to speeding ticket

Rugby Editorial 13th Mar, 2024   0

A ‘BONKERS’ response to a speeding ticket has been sent to Warwickshire Police by a Rugby woman.

Officers responsible for processing speeding tickets in the county have shared the unusual ways some drivers and vehicle owners try to avoid prosecution.

They include a 48-year-old woman from Rugby whose car was caught on a speed camera doing 38mph in a 30mph limit on the A426 Dunchurch Road.

Instead of providing details of the driver as required, she sent a letter to police signed and marked with an ink finger print, referencing maritime law and wanting to be shown laws, titles and codes in the ‘correct-sentence-structure-communication-parse-syntax-grammar’.

Her attempt failed and she was sent a postal requisition to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates Court, where she was sentenced to a £660 fine and six points on her licence.

She was also ordered to pay a £264 victim surcharge and £90 costs.

Alison Treharne from Warwickshire Police Road Safety Unit said: “Despite her attempt to avoid accountability for speeding on a road, this approach has always failed at Court.

“If she had cooperated with us and provided the driver’s details when required, then the most likely outcome would be for the driver to be offered a speed awareness course.

“Our appeal to the public is, to please comply with the Road Traffic legislation, and do not be taken in by bogus material on the internet that will result in a much more costly outcome.”

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