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Driver claims he will lose job after he is banned for speeding

A SPEEDING motorist, who told the court he would lose his job if he couldn’t drive, has been banned for six months.

A SPEEDING motorist, who told the court he would lose his job if he couldn’t drive, has been banned for six months.

Scott Brownson of Lawford Bridge Close, Rugby was caught driving his Mitsubishi L200 at 90 miles an hour along the M6 on November 28, 2011.

Mr Brownson told Solihull Magistrates Court he had been rushing to get to work as a plant supervisor on time, when he exceeded the 70mph speed limit.

The 37-year-old had already notched up 11 points for speeding offences. The court clerk told him that with this recent offence, which carries a minimum of three penalty points, he would exceed the 12 point maximum, constituting a six month ban unless he could prove ‘exceptional hardship’.

Mr Brownson said he would “definitely lose his job” as well as his newly bought home if a driving ban was imposed.

But magistrates chose to sentence him to the six-month ban and imposed a fine, plus costs, totalling £230.

 

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