A man has been disqualified from driving and ordered to pay almost £1,700 in costs and fines after failing to provide details of who was driving when his car was caught speeding in Rayleigh.
A silver Ford Mondeo, registered to Alexander Colley, was caught gong 58mph on a 50mph stretch of the A127 Southend Arterial Road, Rayleigh on November 30, 2015.
A combined Notice of Intended Prosecution and Section A172 Request of Name and Address of Driver was sent to Colley on December 9.
Having received no response, police sent a reminder letter on January 4, 2016.
Colley, 50, of Wickford Avenue, Basildon, replied on January 18 nominating a driver, however neither the address or the person nominated could not be located.
Another letter was sent to Colley on January 19 giving him a further seven days to provide the correct details. Five days later he was contacted by phone regarding these details and he said he would respond by the end of the week.
That response never materialised meaning Colley had failed his legal obligation to respond to the notice of intended prosecution and Section 172 notice within 28 days.
Appearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on November 29, 2016 he pleaded not guilty and claimed he had sold vehicle prior to the offences and had completed the two forms and returned them.
However, at no point had he given the name and contact details of the person he claimed to have sold the vehicle to, instead had given a completely different name and address.
At Basildon Magistrates’ Court on February 20, 2017 Colley was given six points on his licence and, because he already had 11 points on his licence, was disqualified from driving for 18 months.