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, 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.