A LEGAL worker caught speeding has escaped having his licence revoked after pleading his case in court.
Christopher Ward, who already has five points on his licence, was caught exceeding the 40mph speed limit along the Coventry Road, on December 15 last year.
The 30-year-old, of Station Road, Kings Heath, appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday to ask the court to impose a short term disqualification instead of extra points on his licence.
Ward’s licence ordinarily would have been revoked, had he accepted extra points, because he had been driving for less than two years.
Ward, who works for Second City Legal, told magistrates he would be at risk of losing his job if his licence was revoked.
He added: “On this occasion, there was no excuse, I use this stretch of road regularly. It was a temporary loss of concentration.”
Ward was banned from driving for 21 days, fined £300, told to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.