A ‘RESPECTABLE businesswoman’ from Solihull has appeared in court after committing a string of driving offences.
Sarah Jenkins, a chief executive officer of a property development company, pleaded guilty to driving her Mercedes without insurance or an up-to-date MOT certificate, using a mobile phone at the wheel and driving after her licence had been revoked.
The 29-year-old, of St Francis Avenue, was stopped by police on Warwick Road on October 23 after officers spotted her on the phone while she was driving, Solihull Magistrates Court heard last Friday.
Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said: “Police saw the Mercedes vehicle driving on Warwick Road. The defendant was seen using her mobile phone and further investigations revealed the defendant did not have valid insurance or an MOT certificate for the vehicle.
“The defendant’s licence had also previously been revoked.”
In her defence, magistrates were told Jenkins committed the offences just after the break-up of her marriage. She assumed the vehicle had the relevant documents as her husband ‘took care of that side of things,’ the court heard. The defendant was also not aware that her driving licence had been revoked.
Jenkins was given eight points on her licence, which was endorsed. She was fined £535 and made to pay £80 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.