Shropshire Star

Driver who failed to stop at zebra crossing ends up with big court bill and points

Failing to stop at a zebra crossing has cost one driver more than £1,600.

Gareth Hollinshead failed to stop at a zebra crossing. Photo: Google

Gareth Hollinshead, from Rees Piece in Bishop's Castle, ended up facing three charges which came about after he didn't give precedence to a pedestrian on the crossing in April this year.

The 52-year-old was driving an Audi TT in Margate, Kent, at the time of the offence.

It was then found he only had a provisional licence and was alone in the sports car, which wasn't displaying any L-plates. This also meant he was driving without valid insurance.

The case against him was proved at a single justice procedure hearing at Medway Magistrates Court on October 31.

Hollinshead was fined £220 for failing to give precedence at a zebra crossing and driving with a provisional licence and had his licence endorsed for both offences.

A £660 fine and six penalty points were issued for the insurance offence.

He was also ordered to pay a £440 victim surcharge and £90 costs, leaving him with a total court bill of £1,630.

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